[PW] Abbreviation

T.F. Mills phasco at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 5 17:16:19 PDT 2017


On 5 Aug 2017 at 18:03, Ivan Van Laningham wrote:

> I just bought a postcard showing a snackbar, tables and some
> counters--selling things such as guns--at the Fort Monmouth PX.  I'd guess
> that it's from about 43-46.  At the bottom, it says, "S.T.R.-P.X."  PX is,
> of course, Post eXchange, but what's the S.T.R.?

Probably the obvious:  STORE.  

STR is a recognized American military abbr for STORE.  Inserting periods might make it less 
obvious, but the military is not known for its literal literacy.

T.F. Mills 
(Colorado, USA)




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