December 11, 2007 | 6:59
Dec. 21, 1943
Sequoia National Forest
Photograph by the Los Angeles Times
Marines from Camp Elliott in San Diego pose with some of the 3,000 Christmas trees they cut in Sequoia National Forest for use in hospitals, military camps and USO centers in Southern California. Most of the Marines had returned to the U.S. after serving overseas, The Times said.
And here's a close-up of some of the men. Merry, Christmas, guys!