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by wmebert
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MRE Meals
Replies: 21
Views: 10302

Re: MRE Meals

I love this quote from the sites "History" page: During Operation Desert Storm, MREs were eaten by troops for far longer than they were originally intended. Originally intended for 10 days or less, many troops ate them for 60+ days. As a result, three changes were quickly made to supplement the MREs...
by wmebert
Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MRE Meals
Replies: 21
Views: 10302

MRE Meals

This list bring back any memories? Some good,some bad? My favorites were #5 & #8!! The MRE Bread made it a meal!! LOL!! :lol:

http://www.mreinfo.com/us/mre/menus-x-xi-1990-1991.html
by wmebert
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New VA PTSD Claim Rules
Replies: 34
Views: 18116

Re: New VA PTSD Claim Rules

I was originally diagnosed with PTSD in February of 1999 by a Dr. at the VA Medical Center in Batavia, NY. I've been under the care of the VA in Allentown, PA since 2001 when I moved back home. I even spent 3 days at the Wilkes Barre VA Hospital for PTSD related issues back in September of 2005. Com...
by wmebert
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New VA PTSD Claim Rules
Replies: 34
Views: 18116

New VA PTSD Claim Rules

This may be the wrong forum to post this in but it seems like the most active.

What "Official" information from the VA have you all found? I've done some googling but everything I find is from news sources as opposed to the "Horse's Mouth".
by wmebert
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 19 years ago Feb 23-25 Desert Storm G-day began
Replies: 31
Views: 10601

Re: 19 years ago Feb 23-25 Desert Storm G-day began

I remember it well. We gathered up and got our Anthrax shots the night before, loaded the birds, and waited for sunrise. That night was the most peaceful night of rest I got there the entire 8 months I was there. I got there in mid-September and I knew the only way home was through Iraq.
by wmebert
Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things you hate since the war.
Replies: 102
Views: 43739

Re: Things you hate since the war.

Meds: 80 mg of Prozac Daily since 1999. 0.5 mg of Lorazapam 2 to 3 times a day as needed. They help to take the edge off of things and allow people that piss me off to remain among the living. :evil: Initially tried 2 other meds at the beginning; Wellburtin (sp?) and another one I can't recall. They...
by wmebert
Wed Dec 03, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things you hate since the war.
Replies: 102
Views: 43739

Re: Things you hate since the war.

The Christmas Holiday season. I used to get sick just before Christmas the 1st few years after Desert Storm, now I just get a terrible case of the holiday blues. I guess it has something to do with the fact I was pretty sure Christmas of 1990 would be my last. Since then both my ex-wives left me jus...
by wmebert
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Storm Bar and Grille
Replies: 3265
Views: 760433

Re: Desert Storm Bar and Grille

Anybody remember what most of us were doing around this time 17 years ago?
by wmebert
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 26 Years ago Today
Replies: 2
Views: 1723

26 Years ago Today

It was a Tuesday morning, I had spent the night before at the movies with a buddy. We went to see "Stripe's". I got up around 5 am to get picked up by my Army Recruiter. Me & 3 other guys headed to the Wilkes Barre, PA AFEES. (That's what they used to call the MEPS for you young guys.) I spent most ...
by wmebert
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 7071

Actually one of the episodes of the PBS special "The War" was sub-titled "FUBAR". According to the writer of the series the terms "FUBAR" & "SNAFU" both came out of WWII. In fact they actually make use of the "F" Bomb :oops: in the episode to explain what it stands for. Gotta' love PBS. Ever hear th...
by wmebert
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things you hate since the war.
Replies: 102
Views: 43739

I'm with you on the fireworks. When the town I live in has their big July 4th display I get out of town. It took me a couple of years to make the connection between the fireworks & the nightmares. Now I stay away at all costs. I lived in the south for a while and when the town blew their Tornado sir...
by wmebert
Mon Oct 22, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 30 years ago
Replies: 16
Views: 7071

I remember hearing about the plane crash on my way to school back in 1977. I was a junior in high school at the time and I was driving my old Chevy Vega GT...... Those were the days....
by wmebert
Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Desert Storm Bar and Grille
Replies: 3265
Views: 760433

Walk :?:

Oh that's right...... Air Force....... :lol:

Just Kidding!! Hope you're felling better soon!
by wmebert
Fri Oct 12, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "The War" on PBS
Replies: 2
Views: 1871

"The War" on PBS

Anybody besides me watch the great Ken Burns documentary on PBS about WWII? I really enjoyed it. Learned a lot as well.
by wmebert
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things you hate since the war.
Replies: 102
Views: 43739

I'm with you on the heat-hating. Any kind of work in any amount of heat or humidity makes me sweat profusely. I spend most of the summer with my place cooled to 68 degrees. Loud noises, sirens, crowds of people, Vet-posers, guys that claim they were SF/Ranger/CIA/Delta Force or were in "Top Secret u...