to the latrine we go

Recount your experience in the war and swap some stories.
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Animal
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th INF 197th 72 Engineers/18th Airborne Corps
Location: Virginia

to the latrine we go

Post by Animal » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:25 pm

before the bad got ugly I remember in desert shield our unit had built a 4 or 5 man outdoor wooden toilets the seats were in a row side by side you walked in closed the screen door to keep the un killable flies out picked a seat sat down and looked out the screen windows and did your business and when evening came you was ever so lucky not to be on hockey burning detail ,it had 55 gallon drums cut in half for the waste to go in below and little doors you would open up in the back and pull out the barrels put diesel fuel .light and stir like witches brew with a big stick till all waste was burned up and all gone we took turns laughing at each other on the hill saying hey look at you that's what I want to do when I grow up lol I sure had my share of stirring the brew and many others did to.
DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM
197TH/72 ENGINEERS/24TH INF. DIV.
haze
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Your Gulf War Unit: 72nd. ENGR. CO. 197TH INF. BDE. 24TH INF
Location: ky,

Re: to the latrine we go

Post by haze » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:44 pm

...memories......i spent xmas, or new yrs. on that detail...remember that well....
72nd. ENGR. CO.
197th. INF. BDE(m)(s)
24th. INF.DIV
18th AIRBORNE CORPS
SAPPERS FORWARD!
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redfish
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Your Gulf War Unit: 24th Infantry Division, 197th Infantry Brigage, 72 Engr Co.
Location: North Carolina

Re: to the latrine we go

Post by redfish » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:35 pm

Nothing like watching the bubbling while stirring and dodging the smoke. The true shit detail.
Shield/Storm
18th Airborne Corps
24th Infantry Division
197th Infantry 72 ENGR CO
Assault and Barrier Pltn
"Sledgehammer"
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