Homemade Hooch

Sgt. Grit,

Here is a Christmas story for you. It was Christmas 1990 and we were in Saudi Arabia getting ready for Desert Storm. All of us SNCO’s with 3rd Assault Amphibious Battalion had been putting items we received from home on a table in our tent to share on Christmas Day. After going to the chow hall we went back to our tent to start our celebrating. The company CO and a few other officers came by to celebrate also. One of the Corpsman had been making some homemade hooch and he decided to share with all there (no alcohol was allowed in Saudi). Well everyone had a little sip as there was not much and we enjoyed it. The next day the word came down that no more homemade hooch would be allowed. We had a good Christmas even though we were away from our families. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year.

Douglas R. Warren

Gysgt Retired


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  • Geoff Smith

    As a former active duty Marine, (’67 – ’70) and as a Member of the Sons of the American Legion, I was privileged to enjoy Christmas lunch wit Charlie Co. 3rd AA Bn. 22 December 2016. I had a really great time, and 3 of the Marines sitting at our table won the TV door prizes. A really Great Day!

  • Arnold Miller Cabral

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  • Lenny..

    When I was in we were going on a med.cruse we tried to make moonshine but found out that the Brue would eat the aluminum water cans and be deadly to us.

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