College Cry Closet

Paxilpapa

Serenity, through modern chemistry
#2
It was the only place we didn't wear our Campaign Hat!!!

I remember how harsh CS is on razor burn.... and its nauseating smell even hours later... fun times!!!!
 

Boss 302

Pursuit Driver
#5
It was the only place we didn't wear our Campaign Hat!!!

I remember how harsh CS is on razor burn.... and its nauseating smell even hours later... fun times!!!!
During my 29 years in the Army, I never went through the gas chamber. My last name isn't Fox just because I'm good looking.
 

Paxilpapa

Serenity, through modern chemistry
#7
During my 29 years in the Army, I never went through the gas chamber. My last name isn't Fox just because I'm good looking.
I made up for your good fortune. I went thru every ten weeks with the trainees. Once with CN, once with CS, then on the low crawl course with CS again. We had to wash our fatigues before taking them to the laundry for starching and pressing! I loved that job, but two years was plenty for me.
 

J-man

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Staff member
#8
Going inside is one thing, going inside and removing your mask then carrying on a conversation with others is quite another...and that's was just with the "training gas." I often wondered just had terrifying it had to have been for those in the trenches during WWI.
 

Boss 302

Pursuit Driver
#9
I made up for your good fortune. I went thru every ten weeks with the trainees. Once with CN, once with CS, then on the low crawl course with CS again. We had to wash our fatigues before taking them to the laundry for starching and pressing! I loved that job, but two years was plenty for me.
My son was a drill at Ft. Jackson for 3 years. He spent a lot of time in the gas chamber. I never had a desire to be a drill sergeant.
 
#10
Going inside is one thing, going inside and removing your mask then carrying on a conversation with others is quite another...and that's was just with the "training gas." I often wondered just had terrifying it had to have been for those in the trenches during WWI.
When I was in my early teens, I tried earning money cutting grass. One gentleman that hired me was very elderly fellow by the name of Mr Wright. (not that one, another one!) One day he invited me in and we started talking and I found that in WWI he had been in the Gas Warfare group in France. After the Germans would shoot bottles of gas over the lines, he and his team would go out and collect the empty bottles and take them back to their labs behind the lines and test them to see if the Germans were using anything new. Several times he was on the battlefield when the Germans would start shooting them again and he described the "Whoosh, whoosh, whoosh" of the spinning bottles flying by low overhead while you prayed your mask would protect you. One of the most interesting afternoons I've ever spent and gave me a view of WWI you can't get from Hollywood.
 
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