Here is the June 1972 cover of Soldiers magazine, the "Official U.S. Army Magazine". And here is this month's Soldiers babe ...
Each month featured a full color picture of a chick for the military to drool over. They were never naked, but it's still almost incomprehensible to imagine these days. An official army publication with scantily clad ladies in every issue? That's sexist!
Anyway, here are the covers to some issues published in the 1970s, with the issue's corresponding Soldier babe. Enjoy.
I looked Eve Bruce up on IMDb - not much to say. She was in Far Out Space Nuts and an episode of Love, American Style.. so, that's something. She was also barely in Cactus Flower (1969) and a movie I'm dying to see: Love Machine (1971) with Shecky Green, David Hemmings, and John "Danger Diabolik" Phillip Law.
It's funny - I was just talking about Angel Thompkins on an episode of The Horshack Redemption in our review of Prime Cut.
Patricia Wright was Miss March 1966... it seems this army magazine was a little behind the curve in selecting their monthly hotties
The "black soldier" doesn't seem real happy. So glad they captured that zit on the cover.
Miss May 1972 - at least this time it's not six years after the photo was taken. It's still blowing my mind that Playboy centerfolds made it into an official military periodical.
Chris Cranston was Miss April 1971. In 1977, she was a winning contestant on The Match Game. I'll bet the lecherous Gene Rayburn slobbered all over her.
Nice miniskirt. You'll be soon seeing it on a Monday I'm sure.
Miss February 1966. A bit of controversy with Melinda, as it was claimed in a local paper that she lied about being in UCLA and was not enrolled. Read more.
Does her expression look like a cry for help to you?
A worthy choice for the bicentennial issue.
Don't understand this shirt at all. Pro Life, compliments of Ole Timers..... WTF?
Oh so very exotic.
I just had to include this fish back cover.... so strange for an army rag.
Miss March 1976.. sister of Janice Pennington and one-time wife of Shaun Cassidy.