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 Author  Topic: My New You Tube Video for Chow Line
whitakermk

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Aug 2, 2010 - 8:15am
I know that this video never mentions a PT Boat. BUT so many people on this board helped me with info, stories, recipes and pictures for my upcoming book Chow Line that when we finished this promo I figured I would share with everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheKentWhitaker#p/u/0/2NfZnRltJJw

I think I am going to make a series of Chow Line Mini Episodes heading into the publish date. This book was a fun change of pace from my other eight books. Hopefully I can do a mini episode on a PT, and am planning on heading to the Alabama soon to do one there. Have to work my vacation around it and convince my wife to give up a day at the beach.

Anyway, thanks everyone that shared info.

Kent Whitaker

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I'm not doing something right with the url... maybe this one, maybe not...

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheKentWhitaker#p/u/0/2NfZnRltJJw

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Kent,
Latest url works great.Sounds like you had a good time working on the project..
Gary


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Kent
What a fun project. I enjoyed watching the promo very much. Good luck with all future endevors..................


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Thanks guys, the project was much more rewarding - I guess is the right word, for me at least. It was great talking to all of these great vets and working with the museums. Don;t get me wrong, I love each of my books and have enjoyed everyone of them and hope to put out many more. But Chow Line has been great on a personal level.

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Thanks guys, the project was much more rewarding - I guess is the right word, for me at least. It was great talking to all of these great vets and working with the museums. Don;t get me wrong, I love each of my books and have enjoyed everyone of them and hope to put out many more. But Chow Line has been great on a personal level.

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  Scott Swiger

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Enjoyed the promo very much. Would have loved to been there. My father told me stories about trading with the Ausies for something called bully beef. Any idea what that was?


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Hey Scott,

I had lots of help from a few organizations and museums from Down Under. One gentleman's uncle designed the outdoor steam cooker that revolutionized the way Aussie troops were fed from the ending of WWI, more so in WWII and all the way till the mid 1980's They still used versions of his design.

As for Bully Beef? One Aussie veteran says its "Something that may have a strong resemblance to corned beef, but in a can." Sometimes it was called Pickled Beef,

Many Allied vets Island hopping ate rations and food stuffs from Australia. As the war progressed it was easier to manufacture a large number of ration items and pack them there for use in the Pacific.

Kent

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An interesting subject. Brought back alot of memories of basic at Fort Polk 1968.

While standing in the chow line, and the drill sargent yelling Move up until you make your buddy smile. Sargent would yell, 'give me 5 more, One Drill Sargent, Two Drill Sargent, Three Drill Sargent....ect. Then five more trainees would enter the mess only to be told , You have two minutes to eat, get up, and get out. If you were alittle overweight, you might go straight to the garbage cans, and get kicked out without eating anything.

While in flight school at Fort Wolters, the food was great. I remember breakfast when you could take as much bacon as you wanted just as long as you at everything on you plate. They had a bowel of melted butter that you would dip your toast into. I gained 20 pounds in 5 months, and almost got taken off flight status if I gained any more.

Funny how the thought of chow triggers fond memories. The best years of my life.

Don Millman
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