Submitted by Kathy Baumgarten
During the Iraq invasion in 2003, many of the females on base turned gray-haired . . . seemingly overnight. It wasn't the stress of war. It was the fact that Miss Clairol hadn't been packed in their kit. A few months later, along with cat food(?) Blonde #2 showed up on the shelves. Resultantly, all the girls went Platinum. There were no barbers for the guys, either. It was hair clippers from home or a bald head. One fellow in our unit was getting a trim when the clippers died. We saw him running across base with half a haircut. He emerged for chow a few hours later with a bald head.