My dad brought back his C-rations and each packet still contains its original contents. Matches Package reads: These matches are designed especially for damp climates. But, they will not light when wet, or after long exposure (several weeks) to very damp air. D.D. Bean & Sons, Jaffrey, NH
The C-ration packet below has the following words imprinted on it: Accessory Packet: Cigarettes; Matches; Chewing Gum; Continue reading
Excerpt from letter home: 8 October 1967:
You asked me once how we heat our C rations. Well about once a month they pass out heating tablets, they’re about 4 in. long about 2 in. wide and 1/2 in. deep, and they burn slow so they’re good to heat food with. It takes about 1/3 to 1/2 of a heating tablet to heat a can of C’s.
I have a can labeled ‘water’, unopened, from a C-ration my dad brought home. There’s still Continue reading
We haven’t had hot chow for the last week and tonight we are going to, I can’t wait I’m about to starve eating the C-rations 3 times a day.
I thought of another thing you could send me is Continue reading
June 17, 1967
Hi Dad & Mom
Well they told us today that we would be moving to the Bong Song Plains or Bong Song mountains, which one I don’t know yet. We’ll move out no doubt in the morning tomorrow by copters.
I just came back from a village where we bought some cokes for 40 cents a piece. That cheap, they were 50 cents must be a Saturday sale. I then went and ate dinner and in the chow line a guy said that it would be the day after tomorrow, so who knows what will happen. You can’t believe Continue reading