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GOCOUGS2002
02-21-2010, 08:31
Just a quick update on my dusty hunting in Port-au-Prince, I went to the UN shopette the other day and no Bourbon. Lots of Vodka, Rum and a small bottle of Southern Comfort.

I'll keep my eyes open as I drive around, even if I found something I couldn't buy it...General Order #1.

I'll be back to bourbon drinking in about a month:cool:

doubleblank
02-21-2010, 09:49
Hey Jason,

How long are you scheduled to be in Haiti? How much of your unit was sent down there?

Randy

GOCOUGS2002
02-21-2010, 09:59
Randy,

Only 3 people from my unit came down here; however we came down with over 200 people. I'm down here to set up the medical supply chain, once I do that I'll be sent home; right now the target date is third week in March.

When I get back I'll be traveling to D.C and then San Antonio for a couple weeks.

Jason

hectic1
02-21-2010, 10:02
Thanks for your work there Jason! Stay safe and get home soon!

Dramiel McHinson
02-21-2010, 17:08
I'll keep my eyes open as I drive around, even if I found something I couldn't buy it...General Order #1.



General Order #1 only applies to Anbelows (E-7 and below). That's why they make their own and drink it in their tent or quarters. The one's that get lit up and venture out receive General Order #1 processing. This is waivered if they share with their boss.

For Anaboves (E-8-E-9, WO1-WO5 and O2 to O10) they are exempt as long as the alchohol is shared/consumed with a member of the chain of command.

It's an unwritten rule implemented by the first SECDEF which the General that authored order #1 is obligated to follow. So...if it will fit in your duffle for the trip home its fair game as long as you share with the boss.:rolleyes:

cowdery
02-21-2010, 20:34
My other friend in Haiti is complaining about the slow internet service. For Jason, it's the bad booze selection. Disaster area relief work sounds like hell. :)

GOCOUGS2002
02-22-2010, 06:10
General Order #1 only applies to Anbelows (E-7 and below). That's why they make their own and drink it in their tent or quarters. The one's that get lit up and venture out receive General Order #1 processing. This is waivered if they share with their boss.

For Anaboves (E-8-E-9, WO1-WO5 and O2 to O10) they are exempt as long as the alchohol is shared/consumed with a member of the chain of command.

It's an unwritten rule implemented by the first SECDEF which the General that authored order #1 is obligated to follow. So...if it will fit in your duffle for the trip home its fair game as long as you share with the boss.:rolleyes:

Some how I don't think this "theory" will hold up during my Court Martial....

Dramiel McHinson
02-22-2010, 19:02
Some how I don't think this "theory" will hold up during my Court Martial....

Well.....it was worth a try anyway. In the mean time be safe, come home healthy and let us know when you're home so we can toast your return:icon_pidu:

Stu
02-26-2010, 16:34
Things sure have changed since 'Nam! Hard liquor and bottled beer were "not available" there. I was flying C-130s out of CCK (Taiwan). We were in country for 2 weeks TDY, then back to CCK for a week and repeat. I used to gather my crew's ration cards and fill an A-3 bag with cheap booze. We weren't issued jungle fatigues, decent weapons, C rations, LRPRS, etc. so I would trade for goods at forward bases. The going price for an AK-47 or SKS in good shape with bayonet and extra magazines was a bottle of Hiram Walker Imperial or Dark Eyes vodka. I would trade for one of those and When we went into Cam Rahn or Danang I'd strike up a conversation with some Navy officer at the O club and feed him some cock and bull story about how I was at a forward base that was overrun and I killed this guy with a knife and took his SKS. I'd eventually part with the SKS or AK for the amount that I spent on booze back in Taiwan ($20-$30). I've often wondered if any of those guns ever made it back to the US, but I doubt it.

Dramiel McHinson
02-26-2010, 17:29
Things sure have changed since 'Nam! .

U-DA-MAN Stu. Most of the places I was deployed to had this nebulous GOO #1 prohibiting alcohol consumption. This ended up forcing the troops to make their own. It went great with barbcue dehydrated pork patty and beans. Later, after dark, the fart lighting contests would begin until some officer reminded us of noise and light discipline. It's the rules that give us the capacity to have fun.:lol:

smokinjoe
02-26-2010, 18:36
Things sure have changed since 'Nam! Hard liquor and bottled beer were "not available" there. I was flying C-130s out of CCK (Taiwan). We were in country for 2 weeks TDY, then back to CCK for a week and repeat. I used to gather my crew's ration cards and fill an A-3 bag with cheap booze. We weren't issued jungle fatigues, decent weapons, C rations, LRPRS, etc. so I would trade for goods at forward bases. The going price for an AK-47 or SKS in good shape with bayonet and extra magazines was a bottle of Hiram Walker Imperial or Dark Eyes vodka. I would trade for one of those and When we went into Cam Rahn or Danang I'd strike up a conversation with some Navy officer at the O club and feed him some cock and bull story about how I was at a forward base that was overrun and I killed this guy with a knife and took his SKS. I'd eventually part with the SKS or AK for the amount that I spent on booze back in Taiwan ($20-$30). I've often wondered if any of those guns ever made it back to the US, but I doubt it.

"I was flying C-130s out of CCK (Taiwan)..."

Sorry about this, Stu.... But, that line reminded me of....

"And, if you screw up just this much, you'll be flying a cargo plane full of rubber dog shit out of Hong Kong!" :D



Looking forward to catching up with you and Bernadette again in Houston, Maverick. :D