The Shadow calling card evolved from the efforts of SSgt
Alvin Reynolds. Al was an Aerial Gunner who flew with Major Jack
Morgan's crew out of Nha Trang.
"While at Nha Trang waiting for the AC-119s to arrive in country,
I got hold of a Spooky Calling Card from someone that I flew with
on AC-47s. I thought it would be neat to borrow the idea and have it
reprinted to reflect The Shadow. Having done this, I wrote to
a long time family friend and editor of my home town newspaper in Boise
City, OK, and asked if he would print some for me." "He sent
back a sample for confirmation of the design, words, etc., and asked
for any changes I wanted. About a month later, along came 1,000 business
cards, but no bill! When I inquired into what I owed for the services,
he wrote back No Charge!" "I only picked up on someone's original
idea. I can not begin to remember who might have had the original idea
in the Spooky organization!"
Al handed out many cards to other squadron
members and acquaintances at social gatherings, clubs, etc..