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Old 12-29-2018, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Got off work & picked up a few groceries on the way home. While browsing the store I decided a bowl of frito pie sounded good. Started to open the cans of chili & irritation set in. Two can openers in the house & both broken.

Started looking for my old trusty P-38 can opener. Got out of the military back in 1982 & held onto that trusty P-38. Through the years it has come in handy several times...
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I had to do 100 pushups when I was in the Army when I called it a can opener, after that it is a P38 and still have it, still have it., 1971, Fort Polk, La.

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Lol. I do understand Pen Joe... I assumed some would not understand if I called it by P38.
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Doesn't a p38 have a twin tail?
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Interestingly, I was in the Portuguese Special Forces back in 1975 and we were issued with a P38 and that is what the name we were told to call it so, other parts of the world used these same P38's on survival kits and bush rations packs, there were a very few "special" things that I brought with me when I come to Australia in 1988, one of them was my P38 that I almost lost at Sydney Customs but, they let me keep it, I know I have it somewhere in the house, not sure were but I still have it, don't ask me why...!

I never had to use it since I have various can openers some the old style similar to the P38 so, they never fail...!

PS: There is now a handgun called P38 not sure what make though...!

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Yes, Jungle training at Ft. Polk Tigerland 1967. Next stop Vietnam. Left tons of P38's behind in the bush there.
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The Walther P38 pistol was made in Germany at the start of the WW2. After eating 2 cans of beans Billy has no need of a gun though.
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Got mine at Thule AFB Greenland in 1964. It is still with me.

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Can't find mine; need to order a few. I may just order the larger P51.

Edit: Ben, I used to work with a road band back in the 70s and 80s. We did a 2-week gig at the O-club at Thule. Naturally, it was in the middle of winter...
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50 years later, it still works. I have used it more than a few times as a civilian.
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