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 ROY L. FIRESTONE

Contributor - Roy J. Firestone

Info Contributor - Daniel L. Stockton

Allied soldiers would have currency signed by comrades, much like an autograph book. As one note was filled, another would be connected to the first (usually by tape), with more added as needed. A 10 foot long "train" of notes not being uncommon. This tradition began during World War I, heightened during World War II, and was carried on into the Korean War.

A "snorter" is also a drink of liquor, usually swallowed in one quick gulp. A "short snorter" is a drink of liquor that's not quite full. This term was adopted by the soldiers as the nickname for these notes.

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