19 Jan 2020

US Troops Drank Old Reykjavik Dry

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Fox News:

Thousands of U.S. soldiers depleted all of the beer in Iceland’s capital over the weekend.

More than 6,000 soldiers were in Reykjavik for four days participating in the Trident Juncture 18 – a NATO-led military exercise. After their drills, the troops reportedly visited the city’s downtown bars, where they finished off the entire beer supply.

According to Icelandinc magazine Visir, the brewery Ölgerð Egils Skallagrímssonar had to send emergency beer cases to the bars.


This kind of thing wouldn’t happen in England!

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Carl "Bear" Bussjaeger

In ’82, my E&I team did that to a remote DEW line site in Alaska. Restocking obviously took a while.


Veni, vidi, vici

My brother was stationed on Shemya in the late 50’s listening to Russian communications. He worked 2 hours on 4 hours off 6-7 days a week for a year. He said that one day because of bad weather the supply [planes couldn’t land and they ran out of beer. There was a near riot and the base commander put in an emergency request for a beer run. He rightly recognized that no one in their right mind would work that schedule and the beer kept anyone from being in their right mind.


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