Here it is:
THE SECRET MILITARY HISTORY OF THE MOHAWK -- THE HAIRCUT THAT HELPED TO WIN WORLD WAR TWO.
(This is a preview. To read the entire, full-length story, with lots of historic photos of military Mohawks in World War Two & later, click on the link at the end of this preview below.)
This is the amazing story that was forgotten by history for half-a-century.
All those people who have long argued that the Mohawk is forbidden by military haircut regulations -- yes, it is -- will likely be stunned to learn how many American soldiers in World War Two, especially paratroopers, went into combat proudly sporting Mohawk haircuts . . . and how many of those brave American paratroopers died wearing Mohawks . . . or went to prisoner-of-war camps still wearing their Mohawks.
High school principals who forbid youngsters to show up at school with Mohawks because they mistakenly believe the modern-day Mohawk was invented by punk rockers and rebellious teenagers have it shockingly backwards. Actually it turns out the modern-day version of that Indian warrior haircut was originally popularized -- long before punk rockers -- by courageous American heroes in World War Two who volunteered for a suicide mission to help save democracy. Today's Mohawked teenagers are adopting the image of genuine American heroes -- whether they realize it or not. And someone actually wants to ban that in some schools?
Better also ban any study of American frontiersman Daniel Boone -- because you'll be astonished to learn that he too wore a real, genuine Mohawk haircut for four long months back in 1778 right after the end of the American Revolution. You picture him in his famous coonskin hat? You'd be equally correct to picture him wearing his Mohawk.
In World War Two, on at least three occasions (maybe more), entire U.S. Army units happily shaved Mohawks into each others hair as they entered combat . . . thus ensuring that the Mohawk would go down in history as one enduring image of an American warrior . . . and as a powerful, eye-catching symbol of the fight for American democracy. The generals obviously knew about the haircuts -- and they obviously didn't care. They were too worried about getting the troops home safely to waste time fretting about haircut regulations in combat.
You will also be astonished to see how frequently Mohawks have shown up on other American military troops in the 70 years since the end of World War Two. Read when and how it sometimes happens despite military haircut regulations.
(This was a preview. To read the entire, full-length story, with lots of rare, historic photos of military Mohawks in World War Two and later, Click on this link to the main story, "The Secret Military History of the Mohawk" posted elsewhere on this Website. . . and then post your comments here on this forum, if you like.)
Nicely done. I did not know about the Daniel Boone connection.
Thanks for the comment. I thought most Mohawk fans would be surprised by the historical fact that Daniel Boone wore one for four months.