Date April 23, 2009 - 03:25 PM

Name Jim Stone Location Nebr

Message How bout the tropical chocolate bar in a white wrapper in late 67. Even the

gooks wouldn't eat one. They were everwhere when I got there in Oct of 67.

They could lay in the sun for days and not melt just turn white and get

hard. That was the worst candy ever. We usually got a sundry pack every

other resupply with clean cloths, which was a joke. Each platoon got one to

split up with the beer and soda. As for trading the rifles for supplies, I

wondered what happened to my SKS that was supposed to ...


Date April 23, 2009 - 09:56 AM

Name Joe Quinn Location Garwood, NJ

Message Don't remember the beers that much but do remember the Sundry packs we

got.....and why did we get those tip-a-rillo was on those boring 12

hour overnight shifts where I started to smoke. In the beginning I traded the

cigarettes for candy or something else but eventually kept them and started

to smoke...YUK....I stopped a few years ago.


Date April 23, 2009 - 08:17 AM

Name bill russell Location medicine park ok

Message I remember Ballantine beer. When I first got to Chu Lai,in Jun of 67, it and

B.Label were far better than the 2 Korean beers available,called Crown,and

OB. Those were truly bad.


Date April 23, 2009 - 07:21 AM

Name Neil Gray Location Lakeside, CA

Message Ahh the good times. Ballentine beer and Kent cigs....Ugh......


Date April 22, 2009 - 11:30 PM

Name Byron Dare Location Durango, Colorado

Message A 4/31 was on bridge guard/standown near Evans in 4/68 when a semi

loaded with Bud got hung up on the bridge girder. There was a PF camp

that sent out ambushes at night, so we felt safe and helped the driver in

exchange for an entire pallet (80 cases)of Bud. Got ice from the vil and

vowed to drink the entire stash that night. We failed, but tried our best.Still

wonder what he was doing out there on Hwy 1 and thank him for a great


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