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Old 05-29-2021, 07:23 PM
AzMedic AzMedic is offline
 
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Received your book today in the Mail --- have it on the nightstand to read a bit tonight and more on Memorial Day... Thank you Sir for your service to our Country and for putting pen to paper so that other's can read about A Small Town Boy's View of World War II...
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Old 05-29-2021, 08:13 PM
TexRdnec TexRdnec is offline
 
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when i read your book the first time i thought there was an awful lot of information about food

years later, i completely understand i started to collect field gear and a single supper k ration started me down a very expensive path that i can't seem to get off of



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Old 05-30-2021, 07:33 AM
Robert C. Lovell Robert C. Lovell is offline
 
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TexRdnec, Thanks for the wonderful view back in the past.
Several have asked me about all the devotion to food in my book. I read it again and I figured out part of it. It was a way to keep time. You might not have any food but there was still Breakfast, Dinner and Supper. As a radio operator I had a watch, but most of the guys didn't. To them it was either before breakfast or maybe after dinner or time for supper.
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Old 05-30-2021, 08:28 AM
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When I was an MSG at US Embassy Liberia circa 1990. I came across a case of 1952 dated C-rats.

I was of the MRE era so these were novel and seeing as they came with a P-38 I had to give them a try.

Forget what the first meal I had was but it wasn't bad. Stew or something probably. Can was still sealed well.

Week or so later decided to try another one while working a mid shift.

I remember specifically this one was meatballs in sauce.

I stuck the point of the P-38 and the can immediately went Vesuvius on me.

It ejected a stream of "meat sauce" straight up on to the white ceiling tile inside the Post 1 enclosure.

It continued for a good ten seconds or so and I abandoned post to avoid the spray.

Had to spend the rest of my shift cleaning "meat sauce" off the monitors, ceiling, etc.

Never went back to the C-Rat well ever again.
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Old 05-30-2021, 04:05 PM
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As USAF, I never slept on the ground. Never ate a cold meal. Always ate in the chow hall. Food was excellent. Even when we were in the field the cooks would bring us hot food. (The pillows in the barracks were not so good and no one ever came to tuck you in.)
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Old 05-30-2021, 04:07 PM
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On the other hand, you have not lived until you ate a MATS box lunch 3 meals a day flying across the Pacific.
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Old 05-30-2021, 04:09 PM
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I flew from Newark to Denver to SFI to Travis to Hickman to Wake to Tachikawa to Osan to Kunsan. Five days.
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Old 05-30-2021, 07:08 PM
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My impression from reading your book, Robert, is that you drank a lot of ice tea during basic!
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Old 06-12-2021, 01:44 AM
ACampComLegacy ACampComLegacy is offline
 
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HAPPY Anniversary [day early] there Lovell .

BDL awaits . Don't know HOW it works ; but do know THAT it works ...
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Did any Americans STOP waving their US Flags on 09/11/01, because their arms were tired from waving it on 09/10/01?
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Old 06-12-2021, 09:11 AM
Robert C. Lovell Robert C. Lovell is offline
 
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Thanks ACCL. Yes I am already thinking about tomorrow, our 73rd anniversary. She always said "I am getting married forever." I will be in church tomorrow doing the Scriptures and announcements so I will mention that.
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