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Old 12-30-2018, 09:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
 
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Along with the P38 does anyone remember the 4 pack of smokes in the c-rats?
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I carried a P38 on my key ring for 25 years. While going through airport security shortly after 9/11 it was taken away from me as a potential weapon. There were 2 young National Guard kids there, neither knew what it was.
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Got my first P38 during survival school at Camp Lejeune NC. We were all told if after two weeks we still didn't have it we would be in big trouble. Still have the original one given me and others that I got later on. I keep them in my camping gear and also my hunting and backpack gear. Never had one fail.
As for the 4 packs of cigarettes, remember them well. All of the cigarettes were menthol due to the wooden "tooth brush" that came in the accessories pack. The tooth brush was like a big tooth pick that you chewed the big end up and used it to brush your teeth, kinda.
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Got my first P38 during survival school at Camp Lejeune NC. We were all told if after two weeks we still didn't have it we would be in big trouble. Still have the original one given me and others that I got later on. I keep them in my camping gear and also my hunting and backpack gear. Never had one fail.
As for the 4 packs of cigarettes, remember them well. All of the cigarettes were menthol due to the wooden "tooth brush" that came in the accessories pack. The tooth brush was like a big tooth pick that you chewed the big end up and used it to brush your teeth, kinda.
Got mine at MCAS Cherry Point, NC. Semper Fi!
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The military wouldn't have me, something about my personality and theirs didn't gel well. However, being a boy scout for many years taught me the use of a P38, and I have four. One on each of the keyrings for each vehicle, and one for the kitchen.


Our electric can opener died a couple months back, so I taught my wife how to use one. Apparently she liked it, because we still haven't replaced the electric one......


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Old 12-30-2018, 12:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
 
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I still have the last one that I used in the boonies in Vietnam, it along with one of my dog tags are on my keyring.
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Old 12-30-2018, 12:20 PM   #17 (permalink)
 
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Enlisted in Air Force in 76. Smokes were gone from the c-rats by then. At least we never found smokes in any c-rats.
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Enlisted in Air Force in 76. Smokes were gone from the c-rats by then. At least we never found smokes in any c-rats.
One Marlboro cigartette was worth a 4 pack trade of Pall Mall or Camels. So a 4 pack of Marlboros would get you 4 packages of Pall Mall or Camels.
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Still have my P38, we also called it a John Wayne, been carrying that thing for 48 years.
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