From the Soldier side: I find it kind of funny, but often when I read something on another blog or someplace, it may jar a memory of something from the past. I did so many “little adventures” in the Army and National Guard over the years, that I’ve forgotten many of them. However, I was reading America’s First Sergeant at: http://castrapraetoria1.blogspot.com/ post the other day about the troops from Wales and some history with the US Marines.
Well, when I was stationed in the Berlin Brigade http://www.berlinbrigade.com/ I met some soldiers from Royal Regiment of Wales: http://www.rrw.org.uk/
The troops I met were in mortars like me, so we first started looking at each other weapons and kit on a professional point of view. Then, since they were about my age, away from home and liked to consume alcoholic beverages, we started drinking.
One night they invited me over to their pub… we had a “few pints” and they asked if I wanted to go to the cinema. I had to think for a minute and translate that into American…”oh, you mean a movie?”
Yes, Yank a movie. I asked what was showing…they told me something called “Monte Python.”
I had no idea what or who that was, but after a few pints, I’d try anything.
It was Monty Python and the search for the holly grail. Let me tell you, it was 100 times better watching it for the first time drunk. Damn it was funny.
Bring out your dead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grbSQ6O6kbs
Black Knight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eMkth8FWno&feature=fvsr
Gwell Angau na Chywilydd - Better Death than Dishonour
Rhowch i mi peint!