National Geographic : 1946 Jan
U.S.Army Signal Corps, Official "Bite His Ear, Sarge; That'll Take His Mind off the Sting of the Branding Iron!" So Sgt. Fred Parker of Ozona, Texas, clamps his teeth down on a sizable mouthful of the mule's flappy ear duringbranding operations inIndia. Mules carried light artillery pieces, ammunition, and other supplies on jungle paths and in hill areas of the China-Burma Theater, where motorized transport could notgo.