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Post by rodneyw71 » Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:44 pm

That would have sucked to have been in the shower when it landed. I never got any brittish mre's, I never met any over there, met alot of Saudi contractors though.
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trading and the Brits

Post by 3rdcavtrooper » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:11 pm

Saw the Brits twice. Once at port when they wanted to trade some uniform parts for everything we had, a little greedy on their part and at the end where the pipeline road and Kuwait hwy met. I asked them how they did and all they said was the bloody American Airforce killed them off. I guess it was a bad time to bring up about burning our White House down.
When we were stationed on the Kuwait border before hostilities, I would go to the rear and trade bottled water to the Marines for tools, camo nets and a 40 cup coffee pot. Go over to the Navy hospital and trade arab stuff for medicine and fresh fruit and to the Airforce for condiments. Then we hit the dock and follow the arabs around and aquire cases of toilet paper. At the end of the war, we still had bottled water, toilet paper and a case of tampons (a supply issue that the clerk didn't know what to do with). The barter system worked well.
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Post by MEUSMARINE » Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:16 pm

I still miss the old beef and pork patties
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Post by Dagger X-Ray » Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:10 am

Ah, the old beef and pork patties....its been 15 years now and I am STILL trying to pass one of them bad boys.
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Post by rodneyw71 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:46 pm

Dagger X-Ray wrote:Ah, the old beef and pork patties....its been 15 years now and I am STILL trying to pass one of them bad boys.
8O :lol:
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Post by mcann » Thu May 04, 2006 1:59 pm

I personally like the German sea rats. After eating MRE almost every day my last 2 1\2 yrs on active duty we really get sick of them.

On the subject of thanking people whens the last time you thanked for friendly Corpsman or Medic for doing what they do.
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Post by darren barnett » Sat May 06, 2006 1:25 pm

We had MRE's everyday with the exception of Christmas...but yeah we don't think in terms of I'm a grunt, your a truck driver, so and so is an armorer...everyones job relies in some way on somebody else doing their job so that mine as a grunt becomes easier.I would have given a months pay to have had a cook or a tent for that matter though.
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