By Jim “Hambone” Hampton

I don’t drink anymore due to stupendous hangovers and the fact I am a Diabetic.

But back when I did.

I was Stationed in Kingsville Texas.

A Buddy and I went from Baseball practice to a Beer Joint close to my house.

An Airman had come with my Buddy. He was 21 but got carded anyway.

We ordered three beers and when they got there we ordered 3 more. It was 96 degrees.

We had drunk six beers pretty damn quick.

I noticed the Airman had drunk one and was holding a full one.

Now I was twenty=seven. I drank a bottle of beer in two swallows. So my buds grabbed one and so did I. We got the Airman caught up.

We were there for about an hour. We had about 12 bears each. The Airman had 4.

I peed and we left. I walked home. Only a couple hundred yards.

My buddy came up to my office the next Morning and told me the Airman puked out his window all the way back to the base. He told his Airman friends to never go drinking with those two crazy Sumbitches.

Now you WESPAC Vets know, drinking 12 beers ain’t nothing. We would buy a bottle of our favorite Booze and Drink that and Kirin Beer in Japan and San Magoos in the Philippines. Hong Kong and Taiwan it depends on where you went on beer.

But consuming lots of beer and half a Quart of your favorite booze was a normal night’s Liberty. And be able to function after. If you get my drift.

Oh, Shipmates, those were the good old days!


One thought on “BEER

  1. I remember going to the Chiefs Club when I was a young fella. San Magoos were the Drink Of The Week.
    Well I never had a problem being stupid.
    Didn’t really require a reason.
    So being short on cash I ate the I got stuck into the Magoos.
    At about 2300 they announced that the club Van was making its last run. Our waitress ask me, Jim do you know how beers you had. I shook my head no, I just drank the damn things I didn’t count them.
    Evidently the waitresses have two bets going. How many and would I get up with no assistance.
    I according to her, drank 25.
    Plus I thanked her on the way out. Got in the Van and went back to the Horne DLG-30.
    Cheap Liberty.


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