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49. R.I.P. Don Chandler
Sat Mar 1, 2014, 06:57 AM
Mar 2014

Too bad the thread focused more on beer and double-downs.

I suspect Don spent most of his time doing bigger things than evac zones, unless he was only doing them in triple canopy jungle. In the field we did our own Landing Zones. A platoon of grunts with machetes and some C-4 and viola! There's your LZ in the jungle. Pop smoke, "I see Goofy Grape," "Roger Goofy Grape," and Bob's your uncle.

I had a friend years after the war who had been with the Air Force in Operation Ranch Hand, spraying Orange and the other color-coded agents. He handled the drums, splashed their contents on himself. Both of his daughters were born with birth defects related to parental exposure to dioxin, and 20 years after he got back he still had the worst case of chloracne I've seen.

Years ago I'd pick up my friend and take him to some of his VA appointments. He was part of the Ranch Hand study, and they kept taking tissue samples from him again and again, because every time he went through that they'd tell him they lost his samples...

R.I.P. Don Chandler and all the others we've lost.

Let's talk about beer [View all] Old and In the Way Mar 2014 OP
Moose Drool Ale from Montana. Me likey Pretzel_Warrior Mar 2014 #1
I do like the drool... Nt zappaman Mar 2014 #3
I obviously repect your need to post this. Old and In the Way Mar 2014 #4
you are clearly 5 courses into an Irish 7 course meal so I will only say this Pretzel_Warrior Mar 2014 #12
Having a firestone Union Jack IPA right now. zappaman Mar 2014 #2
Post removed Post removed Mar 2014 #7
I am on the verge of applying for financing... cherokeeprogressive Mar 2014 #5
For real? zappaman Mar 2014 #6
Yeah. Oso Verde. I have a marketing plan and everything. cherokeeprogressive Mar 2014 #19
I love the super-high-alcohol beers. I'm a 210-lb. dude but a 22 of that will get me quite buzzed... nomorenomore08 Mar 2014 #31
Just a heads up forthemiddle Mar 2014 #54
I wonder if Big Bear Brewing is taken pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #55
So here's the deal... cherokeeprogressive Mar 2014 #26
What state is this in? zappaman Mar 2014 #29
Jerry Brown's Kingdom. n/t cherokeeprogressive Mar 2014 #32
We should talk. zappaman Mar 2014 #40
I'd be suspect about Z-man. Old and In the Way Mar 2014 #11
Nope. zappaman Mar 2014 #13
Sure...like we can believe an anonymous poster on DU. Old and In the Way Mar 2014 #14
I'm trying to zappaman Mar 2014 #15
Post removed Post removed Mar 2014 #21
wow, sounds like a dream quinnox Mar 2014 #18
Guaranteed... you and a few others. cherokeeprogressive Mar 2014 #20
awesome! quinnox Mar 2014 #22
Not much of a drinker, but when I do have one occasionally every few months quinnox Mar 2014 #8
You aint gettin' through this thread without hearing this song Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #9
Rummy, you won;t believe this (if you are sane) Old and In the Way Mar 2014 #17
I think I need to send you 6 - 2oz bottles of BNA Old and In the Way Mar 2014 #23
2 oz. bottles? pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #25
That does sound a bit small, doesn't it? Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #27
Maybe you just dab it behind your ears pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #30
Thank you, but I haven't touched the stuff in a very, very long time. Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #28
Okay. I've got a Carlton Cold in the fridge... Violet_Crumble Mar 2014 #10
I like coopers zappaman Mar 2014 #16
Coopers is the only other beer I drink... Violet_Crumble Mar 2014 #48
No such thing as "really good beer" REP Mar 2014 #24
*** Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #33
... pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #37
~~~ Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #43
ROFLMAO! pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #44
Well, looks like someone's getting a vacation. n/t TDale313 Mar 2014 #34
Alaska Amber. raven mad Mar 2014 #35
+1 bravenak Mar 2014 #36
+150! raven mad Mar 2014 #39
 Make7 Mar 2014 #38
Oh, drat! pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #45
They used to heed the words he said, Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #46
From "True Blood"... Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2014 #41
That's Ralph Steadman's work Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #42
Good eye.... Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2014 #50
Yes, that is an excellent ale, and good browns are less common. bemildred Mar 2014 #47
R.I.P. Don Chandler pinboy3niner Mar 2014 #49
I'll salute that. Lasher Mar 2014 #51
Phew. Warren DeMontague Mar 2014 #52
Oh please, let's not. I fear I may had a trifle too much to drink. Shrike47 Mar 2014 #53
Mmmmmm Beer!!! Kilgore Mar 2014 #56
Meet the darling of the craft beer world- Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead Beer cali Mar 2014 #57
Let's sing about beer...... Guy Whitey Corngood Mar 2014 #58
Brown Nut Ale sounds good to me. In_The_Wind Mar 2014 #59
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