And Stamper, I joined the military not all that long after WW II. As Rob says, there were no "gays" in those days. There was a guy in one unit I was in who, it turned out, was homosexual, though nobody knew that. One day a couple feds -- I'm not sure what agency, but I suspect FBI -- dropped in and had a long, secret chat with the guy in a closed room. He left with them and was never seen around the outfit again, but he didn't go to a stockade
Hair splitting? I was using modern vernacular that guys who are far younger than yourselfs would understand???
Not a difficult thing to understand in today's society... pink has been used to represent a lot of things, even, obviously, homosexual votes.
"I have read about US troops, who were gay, being interred in a pink stockade immediately after serving in WW2."
I didn't know it was legal to bury people in stockades, though not sure about the spreading of ashes; but hey, in America...
WW2 didn't end as recently as your post would have to indicate for that to be true. That the word 'pink' would have been used in that way, in the mid-forties, seems unlikely. Perhaps I led a sheltered life, so I just didn't hear it. Anyway, it certainly rings no old bells for me, only far more recent and strident ones.