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    How did you entertain yourselves in Vietnam/Desert Storm/Beruit, etc

    We all had our bad times, doin what we had to do, but most of us had a lot of hurry up & wait situations too. I slept every chance I got, drank a few cold ones Can't beat that warm falstaf. Waiting for flight orders, we played a card game called smoke. A liars game. For cockroach races, we dug the speedsters out of the sandbag blast walls. What did you guys do to pass the time, when you had some off? (keep it clean folks-what happened in dogpatch stays in dogpatch)

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    Cool PASSING TIME AWAY IN RVN................

    When I was on Base, I spent a lot of time getting much needed supplies..........Traded with the Army and SeaBees.............Did spent a lot of nights in the Army's NCO Club.........Could get my JD there........LOL.........Could only get unwanted beer in the Marine's Club........LOL........Always had fun getting the base MP"S to chase me, they couldn't get iinto our area without a pass......I was in charge of security for our area........LMAO ........You are right gb, did try to get sleep whenever we could.......But never got enough of it....LOL



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    Down time?

    Played cards, drank beer, had knife throwing contests, drank beer, sang songs, drank beer, shot various weapons, drank beer.

    Next moment, back to the work.

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    Entertain ourselves? LOL


    Mud fights

    Traded or exchanged captured weapons

    Threw grenades into river to splash Marines walking the catwalk under the bridge.

    I guess we entertained ourselves by practicing shooting our weapons at branches or floating objects in the water.

    Trying to single shoot the M-60, shooting four rounds at a flare in the sky, then the fifth round (tracer round) into the water, so the higher ups wouldn't know we were having fun trying to shoot the flares out of the sky.

    Buying banana rum from the local villagers

    Played "Black alley"
    Wish I could remember how to play that card game.

    We were always up to something, scheming to get things or pull stunts that brought us a lot of laughter and entertainment.

    Humm, that also seemed to have gotten us in trouble...LOL

    We may have done a lot of fighting, but we also did a lot of laughing.

    I think that's what kept us sane....

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    Back Alley, uf da, brings back memories. Essentially the same as "spades".

    We smoked a lot of dope. Cheaper than beer.

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    Drank two cold beers gettin' off chopper after patrol. Some beer in a bronze can, yuk. Went to tent got out of gear. Headed for the cold shower, jet fuel tank end of co. row. Shaved. Played poker. Got into fist fights over who won. If it happened to be Sat. night, listened to the grand ol' opry. Some of us country boys. Didn't sleep much, didn't have time. Had to get ready for next patrol. Cleaned weapons, fixed gear. Got gear for my team from an army supply SSgt., as our Bn., wouldn't give us any. Went to army clubs to drink. All you wanted. When the evenin' came, played more cards, got drunk, wrote letters, still wound up from patrol. Read letter's, opened care pkg's from home, if they weren't already opened and someone stole what they wanted. Made stew out of c-rats. Ate p-nuts, tater chips-bologna we stole from the mess. Tried to sleep but rocket's, mortar's, kept us awake. Don't miss it. That's fo sho!!!

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    Registered User Free Member CPL-Mac's Avatar
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    Y'all forgot a Marines favorite pastime:

    "Aquired" things we needed from the Army.

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    cold beer, you got cold beer?

    Didn't even know we were suppose to get a weekly two beer allotment of beer.

    Still want to know who drank my beer.

    We once were given cold beer after a major operation.

    I wonder who I can now, send a letter request for a re-inbursement for those beers....

    I mean if the Corps was suppose to provide that as part of our "basic allowance for subsistence," no reason why I can't get reinbursed for those beers, especailly since they charge Marines for double-dipping?


    charging for hospital food

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    Cold Beer?

    I DIDN'T know that beer was supposed to be cold till I got to Japan! LMAO

    We got 1 beer per man per day.

    The way that it really worked was that it came in chunks, case at a time, but not often. LOL

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    Registered User Free Member richgitz's Avatar
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    You can say that again about cold or hot beer. The Beer we got
    was from Korea, boy that was some Sh***y brew. Our beer came
    on pallets and was banded, the Army and The Air Force was in
    Conex Boxes with locks on them. Hell half our beer was stolen
    before it got to us. As for entertainment, we had a L/CPL who
    had a BIG A** SNAKE. he was from N.J. He named the damn th-
    ing "TIMEFUSE", I guess because we were Engr's.

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    Does anyone know why beer seems to just go through you??

    It doesn't have to stop to change color

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    It's testing my mind!
    What did we do to entertain ourselves.
    All, I remember was being dog tired most of the time.
    Spend a great deal of time cleaning our weapons.
    Getting supplies back to snuff.
    After that we tried to get a little shut eye.
    You couldn't let your guard down.
    Someone would be waiting to take you out.
    We would drink some, on a day that we had security of the arty battary, that we were assign to guard.
    Must be getting OLD!!!

    Semper Fi

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    sgtfowler Does anyone know why beer seems to just go through you??
    Because it doesn't have to change color

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    Marine Free Member Apache's Avatar
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    Westchester OH


    Acquired items from the Army!!
    My C.O. made the comment that it would be "nice" to dress up our area with flagstones,picnic table,Etc. I told him Aye-Aye.
    Commendered a duce,6 privates,and a CLIPBOARD.Went to the Army officers club and began ordering this/that/everything loaded.NOBODY questioned a clipboard!!!
    When C.O. asked for ownership I became very dumb.

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    You Dork...

    Originally posted by Sophora

    Because it doesn't have to change color
    LMAO, good one little sis

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