The Daily Lex – March 21st

Originally published March 21st, 2004.

A Dry Navy

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7 responses to “The Daily Lex – March 21st

  1. Bill Brandt

    I read somewhere that the saying ‘A cup of Joe” started because of the actions of that Secretary of the Navy.

    Still it always perplexed me why they couldn’t be given a ration every day – or would sailor’s selling their ration to others become a problem?

    All I know is years ago the absence of tax on the Class 6 stores meant unbelievably cheap booze on overseas bases in the Army. I can remember, upon being discharged, taking back my US Custom’s allowed 6 bottles of Wild Turkey (was $3), Cutty Sark…

    After trying to keep the clinking bottles from breaking over 12 hours of flight made me question the wisdom of taking this back.

    But I believe years ago the Army realized it had a drinking problem (read alcoholism) problem in its ranks and i think they raised the prices.

    Still, since I have learned primarily about carrier ops while reading Lex, I know that a lot of these personnel, sweating for 12 hours a day on the flight deck trying not to get killed by inattention, would appreciate a cold beer at the end of the shift.

  2. virgil xenophon

    I always wondered where that “cup of joe” term came from, but was too lazy to ask, I guess. Now I know, lol.

  3. virgil xenophon

    Hey! I’ve been changed from my Air Force blue symbol to a sh**ty green one! How come, how come how come? NO FAIR!

    • Snake Eater

      …obviously the truth will out…and its about flippen time.Best, Frank C.

    • Old AF Sarge

      What you boys need is a fancy icon! Then you won’t be at the whim of WordPress.

      I can’t tell ya how nice it is to see VX and Frank hassling each other. It’s like old times it is.

  4. Gotta have some Snake Eater to start my weekend!!!

    • Snake Eater

      I snark because I must…many thanks for the kind words…untill next time… Best, Frank C.

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