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#1 loganinkosovo

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Posted 05 April 2019 - 03:50 PM

Here's a place to tell your Interesting, Embarrassing, Funny or maybe not so Funny past Experiences.

 

A few days ago I was reminded of this time in my life.....

 

Back in the early 1990s I was stationed in the Limburg region of the Netherlands with the U.S. Army. The Base near our Barracks where our Mess Hall was located was a NATO Base. We had taken over the old disused Coal Mining Headquarters buildings when De Gaulle threw us out of France in 1963. So we had rather large buildings and no problems with space. The Cooks were of all the NATO Nationalities. Every Nation had a “Flag Day” which food from that nation was the dinner meal for that day. You would think the American “Flag Day” would be the 4th of July but it was, in fact, Thanksgiving. The Army makes sure that Thanksgiving dinner is just like the troops would have at home (better actually). So the Meal consists of Deviled Eggs, Shrimp Cocktails, Cheese and Cracker type Hors d'oeuvres, Salad Bar, Soup, Roast Turkey, Roast Ham, Baron of Beef, Steamed Crab Legs, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread Stuffing, Bread Stuffing, Mac and Cheese, Green Bean Casserole, Corn on the Cob, the three different Gravies, Cranberry Sauce, Fresh Fruit, Nuts, Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Puddings and Ice Cream. It's all you can eat. They would serve from noon till 7 pm. Not only did all the G.I.s from all the different Countries eat that day, they also brought their Families and Friends. Even the Dutch Civilians from the town outside the gate would line up waiting for a G.I. to sign them in so they could pay for a meal. This was the only dinner all year we could have wine with. Since it was purchased by our Company funds we needed the biggest bang for the buck. We would buy Gallo Mountain Burgundy and Chablis (Red and White) in 3 gallon jugs at 3 dollars a jug (no taxes) and decant them into carafes for the tables. The other nationalities would all ask us where we got this wonderful wine from and could we get them some. We delighted in giving them (especially the French Officers) a bogus story as to the wine being something special to the U.S. Army and came in a shipment only for the Holiday. “Sorry Sir, I’d love to get you some but each bottle has to be accounted for like ammunition.” I had a hell of a time not laughing my BAD_WORD off in front of them. But then I have a strange sense of Humor.

 

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