I guess no one remembers the old C-Rations in the green cans. Ham and Eggs Chopped, Ham and Lima Beans, Slice Beef in Gravy, Pork Slices in gravy, Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce, A Units with Cookies, or jelly and Crackers, round crackers just this side of fresh, “John Wayne” Candy bars. How about the old Ten-In-Ones. Combat rations of the late forties up to the 1970’s. Some were not that bad. Other, well….
Those Old MRE’s were the bomb! Loved those “4 Fingers of Death” and “Spaghetti with Mystery Meat”. How about #6 Chow Mein and Noodles….Yum!
After Desert Storm, Pepsi put out a VHS tape, “Welcome Home to The Troops!” It was free to any DS Vet. The opening was Robin Williams, and part of his trademark fast-paced “bit” was…”Hout ’bout those MRE’s, huh? ‘Meals Ready to Excrete!!'”
(Was about right for the old, dark-brown envelope Franks&Beans or Corned Beef Hash.)
The MREs for dinner made me laugh longer than most things I’ve come across on the internet. My wife had a similar reaction when she tried MRE Mashed Potatoes.
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Twenty Ten Dark
by Seismic Themes