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Rob B

I'm just taking a stab in the dark. However, in WW1 and WW2 the mountain divisions would use mules to carry in thier smaller howitzers in areas where jeeps couldn't drive. If you have a mule that gave birth or was injured I could see where the troops might carry it to bring it along.

As I said, a total guess.

Jake

It's clearly a picture of a Houyhnhnm 'cowboy' (for lack of a better word) mounted on his trusty Yahoo steed...Probably rounding up those wild Yahoos seen in the background.

gail

Perfect, Jake.

andyc

That's a donkey - not a mule. Donkeys, being smaller than mules, were not used for military transport. I have no alternate explanation but don't think your guess is right.

Diana

I'm getting that "your ass is mine" vibe.

Jake

..or maybe that's Dog the Bounty Hunter returning the fugitive Lampwick from Pleasure Island..

dorkafork

That soldier's really hauling ass!

Diana

"My ass is grass" ????

MAJ (P) John

I am so using that picture...

When I was an enlisted infantryman we used to call ourselves the "packmules of the Army". I think that guy earned the title, however.

MAJ (P) John

Or, from our own Soldier's Creed - "I will never leave a fallen comrade behind!'

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