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Old 03-15-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Oh, yeah, I was talking '60s, '70s.

As usual, I was as clear as mud...I meant that I figure the term came from WWII when "jerry"=german.
No problem.

I'm not sure where the term came from for the fuel can because that's what we use to always call it.

But to "Jerry Rig" something, is to fix it just enough to get it to work for the time being.

Don't you just love all these names and terms the we servicemen always use ?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:08 AM
 
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Don't you just love all these names and terms the we servicemen always use ?
Absolutely! I hadn't really thought about it before this thread, but over the years my ears have kind of pricked up at hearing an expression or word from someone that tends to indicate they've had some military background. Seems as I get older, I hear less and less of it, too. I'm of an age (51) where most guys a little older than myself and up had some military experience, but today, with a couple generations of having only and all-volunteer force, that once-common experience is becoming more and more rare in today's society.

Couple of others I've thought of meaning the same thing...

Bought the farm
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Others--
Bone dome--helmet--first heard the first time my dad caught me riding my motorcycle without one
Bus driver--transport pilot
Whiskey Charlie--Who cares?
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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Absolutely! I hadn't really thought about it before this thread, but over the years my ears have kind of pricked up at hearing an expression or word from someone that tends to indicate they've had some military background. Seems as I get older, I hear less and less of it, too. I'm of an age (51) where most guys a little older than myself and up had some military experience, but today, with a couple generations of having only and all-volunteer force, that once-common experience is becoming more and more rare in today's society.

Couple of others I've thought of meaning the same thing...

Bought the farm
Auger in


Others--
Bone dome--helmet--first heard the first time my dad caught me riding my motorcycle without one
Bus driver--transport pilot
Whiskey Charlie--Who cares?
Don't forget the infamous "Cattle Trucks". You know the one that they used to transport us from the barracks to the firing ranges when we were in basic training like cattle?
Or, the GI's favorite, "Silver Bullet", the very large silver coffee container, which was also used to transport "Bug Juice" (Kool-ade) to the field. And not the one used by the medics because someone couldn't keep his joy toy in his pants .
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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Shake and bake- where you seen a private to NCO or Officer cadet school and create a leader of men.
GI bath;for those that don't themsleves. It consist of a scrubbing with a green scuff pad from the mess hall;soap then drying by rolling up in a wool army blanket.Tends to make one have a clean fedish thereafter.
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Playing Grab Ass=Goofing off, like when the the Chief said to you,"You guys quit playing grab ass and get some work done".
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Where there is too much snow!
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How about a good ole (GI Party)? I'm sure there are ton of us out there that had to pull an all nighter to prepare the barrack for an inspection. Right?
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Matthews, NC
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I remember the DIs referring to our heads as grapes. Never heard it outside of PISC, though.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Bayou City Megaplex
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clusterf@&k
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I remember the DIs referring to our heads as grapes. Never heard it outside of PISC, though.
Only grapes I knew of worked in V-4. Fuel jockeys for the birds.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:19 AM
 
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Fighter Pilot: Heavy Equipment Operator with Good Eyesight

When Mather AFB, CA was the home of the USAF's Navigator training, ther were a number of bumper stickers on base that said: "NAVIGATORS DO IT IN THE BACK SEAT"...
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