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Desert Popcorn

IN THE ARMY during Operation Desert Storm, I found myself in a world that had changed little since Biblical times. With so few creature comforts available, packages from home containing cookies and canned goods were received with great anticipation. When I got a box from my sister, I happily tore into it, only to discover just how far from home I really was. She had filled it with packages of microwave popcorn.

–Contributed to “Humor In Uniform” by Robert T. Sims

Provided Courtesy of Reader’s Digest. Click here for more “Military Jokes“.
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Robert Leonard

posted September 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Having now been married for 62 years I am reminded of my first encounter with the facts of married lifef. We fhad been married for only 1 week when I left for California to ship out to the Pacific. Wanting to go into San Francisco before I left I worte home and asked my new bride if she would send me a couple of buckls so I could go to town. Well I was on KP when I r3e4ceived her leter and sure enough when I opened it out fell two bucks. Just what I asked for. I learned early make sure you are clear just what it is you want.

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Christina Minks

posted September 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Hey guys? next time you get stuck out without a microwave, just go hunt up a radar unit. Radar batteries, found out a real long time ago that they could use the wave guides to cook or heat up things…

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MSgt USMC(Ret)

posted September 2, 2011 at 6:54 pm

We had one. The XO’s wife sent popcorn also. He contacted her and asked her how he was supposed to pop it. She told him to see me.

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Nora (Val)

posted August 19, 2011 at 8:13 pm

In the early 70’s I taught Pre-School. Some of my students had older brothers or uncles in the Military. We, the class would bake cookies for them. To keep the cookies from breaking, we used popped pop-corn. The men loved it.

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