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leroy8541
01-04-03, 11:38 AM
I just finished reading a post in the history threads and a statement in there reminded me of one of the worst butt whuppins i have ever encountered by a marine.
We were on a hill outside Kuwait City in 91' when the resupply came thru, I was up at company getting stuff for my guys when Sgt. D threw me a can and told me to put it by the gunny's rack I did not think nothing of it at the time about an hour later the gunny came around the positions holding this can asking where the f*** it came from. I told him that I had put it there and he proceeded with the whoopin. The can was full of apricots! After that I understood not to be messing with apricots in a combat zone, but I have never heard why. So if any one could enlighten this dumb jarhead on the history of apricots in a combat zone I would be forever in your debt.

leroy8541
01-05-03, 01:58 AM
come on bones i know you got an answer for me

wrbones
01-05-03, 02:00 AM
Give me time, bro! LOL> I just put a hundred emails out there on that peace rally thing! LOL

Thanks fer the reminder.

leroy8541
01-05-03, 02:04 AM
thanks bro, good job on the peace rally i wish i were as articulated and devoted keep up the good work.

Semper fi

wrbones
01-05-03, 02:38 AM
http://members.aol.com/wmmjack/gdata5.htm

There's a story here about it.

This may be yer answer right here in this next link.

http://www.amtrac.org/at2bn/Apricots/apricots.html

I'll see what else I can find.

wrbones
01-05-03, 05:24 AM
http://www.mvcc.com/user/amgrunt/Apricots.html

leroy8541
01-05-03, 11:56 AM
you know bones, you are good. I was in 1/8 in the gulf i think those dang apricots came from the amtrac boys. they may, or may not be bad luck, but on that day they caused me a whole lot of friction with the gunny!!

Semper Fi

arzach
01-05-03, 01:32 PM
Never, I say, Never mix apricots and Amtracs.

Amtracers avoid apricots at ALL COSTS, only way I know of to get them on my Tractor was if I didna know what they were. Let me know you're puttin' apricots on my tractor, and there will be a horrendous fight!!!

wrbones
01-05-03, 04:18 PM
http://www.proudmarines.com/R/16.htm


Ya gotta scroll down the page to see the one about apricots.



http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/5791/oldguestbook.html


The sixth entry down.