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Old February 2nd, 2017, 12:47 PM   #1
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PBR: Best beer run ever. **Vietnam Vets will want to watch this**

I've never heard this story before, but it's well worth your time to watch. Long story short; guy (a civilian) got so pissed at protesters that he snuck over to Viet Nam on a cargo ship with a case of PBR to bring to his neighborhood buddies in VN. And his buddies were not in the same unit! Truly amazing. It's one of those stories that just makes you feel good for the rest of the day.


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Old February 2nd, 2017, 12:53 PM   #2
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I've never heard this story before, but it's well worth your time to watch. Long story short; guy (a civilian) got so pissed at protesters that he snuck over to Viet Nam on a cargo ship with a case of PBR to bring to his neighborhood buddies in VN. And his buddies were not in the same unit! Truly amazing. It's one of those stories that just makes you feel good for the rest of the day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4WAUmyKDq0

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Very cool Tony. Beside the story itself, just seeing neighborhood guys talking the talk brings back memories. There's not a lot of neighborhoods left thanks to suburban sprawl. Anyone from the neighborhood can relate.

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Standing at the bar in the enlisted club in Phu Bai, a hand grabed me roughly by the shoulder, spun me around, and I was facing a 6 foot tall 210 lb Marine, that said "Lookin' for trouble"? It took me about 10 seconds to recognize a guy from my neighborhood that we called "Gorilla". He shaved twice a day at 15, and though he was 2 years younger, he always bought beer when we were underage. Needless to say, I rounded up some extra beer, and we had more than our 2 beer limit. He was immediately adjacent in the Marine camp, and just a little concertina wire between us. We went back to my hootch, and he went nuts because we had mattresses. Drunk as skunks, we decided to get him a mattress. The last time I saw him that night, guards were chasing both of us, and he was trying to get the mattress over/under/through the wire. He made it home safe and sound with his new mattress.


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Very good story, I had never heard of it before.


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They ought to put that up during the Super Bowl, instead of whatever crap halftime show they are going to have.

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Great story...I drank a lot of Pabst in my youth..

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Real friends are hard to come by, and that is a real friend! Cool story/video thanks for sharing.

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