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a canned field ration issued by the United States Army

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According to reports, Stalin told Ivanov: "I want a new invincible human being, insensitive to pain, resistant and indifferent about the quality of food they eat." (Here is the point at which a World War II veteran would insert a joke about C-rations, perhaps.) Ivanov, who had pioneered techniques of artificial insemination in racehorses, set about attempting to inseminate chimpanzees with human sperm, only to achieve the sort of results we know today would have been inevitable.
Army, delivers C-rations to the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, near Panmunjom, May 23, 1953.
Wenc said the men relied primarily on C-rations and K-rations for food.
Having said that, the stock would probably feel just great if I were 20-years old again, a little ragged from combat and living on C-rations!
He started his renovation by removing an old coal-burning fireplace, dismantling the bathroom stalls and getting rid of barrels of C-Rations (pre-cooked food kept in case of emergency) he discovered in the basement.
Then, true to their mission of providing military support, they made a dozen more and delivered them to elated Marines in the field, many of whom had not eaten anything except unheated, tasteless C-rations for some time.
The men carried "gasoline, motor oil, artillery shells, and cases of C-rations" (190) forward and "empty jerry cans, artillery casings, injured soldiers and captured German POWs" (191) as well as dead soldiers on the return trip.
A mile or so down the freeway, an Army truck lost a couple of pallets of C-rations on a tight turn.
Loosely war-related items (bivouac equipment, mainly) assault senses: snakebite suctioncups, sewer purifier tablets, icefishing tackle, bedrolls, tarpaulins, trampolines, roundball slammajammas (8-foot hoops), ABA-style (patriotically colored) basketballs, Uecker-endorsed softball bats, tetherball maypoles, odd-ended 2-wheeler componetry (28" spokes, non-metric spindles, freewheel cogpullers, odometers), X-C ski-skates, C-rations, porta-shovels, portosans, female-adaptable urinary appendages, tent-size trousers, trouser-pack tents, amber insect tomb keyrings, quartz ID-kits, novelty micecubes, Groucho-style x-ray specs, vacupac spam-carved maggot farms, Armour Star Cookbooks Vols.
Waves of American, Polish and Russian soldiers swept through the area, and the children traded socks for the soldiers' C-rations.
That's when they'll realize they are stuck with a month's supply of C-rations, bottled water, and an expensive home generator they were conned into buying by those midnight radio talk show alarmists that got rich milking the Y2K scare for all that it was worth.
It was theorized perhaps eating C-rations was the cause.
When you're eating cold c-rations and drinking warm beer and you're covered with the red dirt of Vietnam, a "letter" is something real, and you never forget that.
We couldn't eat our C-rations without being close to a dead Jap.
According to Collins, C-rations consisted of two cans for each meal: one with some kind of hash, beans or stew and the other with dried biscuits, instant coffee and powdered milk.