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Field Rations...

Grunt2Grunt2 Member Posts: 2,527 ✭✭✭✭
What were your favorite and most disliked field rations...?
(VN)...C-rations...Peaches and pound cake, Ham and eggs...The worst...Pork...
LRP's...Most were OK...but the Ham and Baby Lima Beans...AKA "Pork and Shrapnel" were a gut bomb!
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  • chmechme Member Posts: 1,347 ✭✭✭✭
    Favorites beans and wieners, always tried to save pears, crackers and cheese for breakfast.  Tankers were REAL superstitious about apricots.
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    Ever get one of these?  McIlhenney would send you one and a couple of small bottles of Tabasco for the asking.  

  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,345 ✭✭✭
    edited April 2020
    75-76 Germany C's.  Ham and eggs.  Beef or ham slices.  1944 dated fruit cake.  The big candy bar in a can, not the skinny ones wrapped in foil.
  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 13,513 ✭✭✭✭
      liked the beans weinies about the best,  ham and eggs about the worst, coffee wasn't great either but beat none at all,  seem to recall a sort of beef/pork pattie and potatoe chunks in gravy wasn't bad hot, but couldn't do it cold.....
  • ndn_vet3ranndn_vet3ran Member Posts: 2
    I always liked the "ham & mofos" but from the  time that first appeared on the menu, about 1943, it was consistently the most hated. The pound cake was outstanding!
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