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Stan ETenn    Posted 02-10-2004 at 15:25:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
The first time I was late to KP I drew back sink. That was the last time I was ever late for KP. 65-68 Wish I knew what they did to those army eggs. Good evening folks

RusselAZ    Posted 02-10-2004 at 21:32:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Geee, The first time I did back sink, or pots and pans, whichever it may have been called I found out that was the place to be. I NEVER had any officer come back there and give me a bunch of guff about how the dining room looked. Doing a good job the cooks always took care of me with little extras.

What was funny was when I asked for the placement. Always got it but they thought I was nuts.

Casey    Posted 02-11-2004 at 04:28:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, after you cleaned the greasetrap you smelled so bad everybody kept away. Well I guess the mess sargeant would come around, he was used to the smell.

buck    Posted 02-10-2004 at 17:31:24       [Reply]  [No Email]

In 65 I was stationed at this little 3 company post in France. They had 1 mess hall that served all 3 companies. Around Christmas time our Company Comander told us we were on our own for 2 weeks so having nothing to do I let the word out that I would cover anyones KP duty. Going rate was 20 dollars which was good as a PFC only got 100 a month. Pretty much filled up the 2 weeks. About 3rd day the mess sargent ask if I was going to be a permanant fixture and assigned me the back sink(pots&pans) and told me the times that had to be finished so I could show up about 3 hours late each morning. EM club wound up with most of the money.

Alias    Posted 02-10-2004 at 16:17:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Stan when I was in I always tried for the dining room. Where I was stationed, the side sink man had to clean the grease trap. are you Anywhere near Betsy town, Hampton, Cardens Bluff?

Lazy Al    Posted 02-10-2004 at 16:49:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Had a some warts on my hands and got the back sink doing the pots and pans till all them warts were bleeding when the sarg seen them and put me on something else . But all the warts went away .
A little good comes from every thing I reckon .
Always got there early and tried for the dinning room after that too that was the best .

Willy-N    Posted 02-10-2004 at 16:11:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had back sink detail but got out of it by dumping the mornings gravy mix the cooks had started making for the you know what kind of shingles. I thought it was grease and poured it in the sink. Man they were mad and put me on Bath Room clean up instead, felt I was safer doing that then in the kitchen. Mark H.

Do I have to    Posted 02-10-2004 at 16:45:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
tell you everything, Mark? In the Army it's "Latrine", remember? A bathroom is what's in your house. It's on the order of never calling your rifle a gun. .....Just Kidding....gfp

Willy-N    Posted 02-10-2004 at 18:57:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow it has been 30+ years and I forgot!! Can't belive I have been civilanised after all the Fun, Travel and Adventure. I did remember what FTA ment!! Mark H.

Alias    Posted 02-10-2004 at 20:50:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, but ya can't write it here. This is a family place.

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