StrategyPage's Military Jokes and Military Humor
Then and Now: Military Service Compared, World War II and Today.
1945- Rifles were made of wood and steel, shot a .30 caliber bullet that killed the enemy.
1945- The winning side used a US made .45 Caliber pistol, the losers a European 9mm.
1945- If you smoked, you had an ashtray on your desk.
1945- If you said "damn," people knew you were annoyed and avoided you.
1945- NCO's had a typewriter on their desks for doing daily reports.
1945- We painted pictures of pretty girls on airplanes to remind us of home
1945- Your girlfriend was at home, praying you would return alive.
1945- If you got drunk off duty, your buddies would take you back to the barracks to sleep it off.
1945- You were taught to aim at your enemy and shoot him.
1945- Canteens were made out of steel. You could heat coffee or hot chocolate in them.
1945- Officers were professional soldiers first. They commanded respect.
1945- They collected enemy intelligence and analyzed it.
1945- If you don't act right, the commander might put you in the stockade till you straighten up.
1945- Medals were awarded to heroes who saved lives at the risk of their own.
1945- You slept in a barracks, like a soldier.
1945- You ate in a Mess Hall. It was free and you could have all the food you wanted.
1945- We defeated powerful countries like Germany and Japan.
1945- If you wanted to relax, you went to the Rec. Center, played pool, smoked and drank beer.
1945- If you wanted a beer and conversation you could go to the NCO or Officers Club.
1945- You could buy quartermaster gas tax free because it was on a military reservation.
1945-The PX had bargains for GI's who didn't make much money.
1945- If a general wanted to make a presentation he scribbled some notes down and a corporal prepared a bunch of charts
1945- We could recognize the enemy by their Nazi helmets.
1945- We called the enemy things like "Krauts" and "Japs" because we didn't like them.
1945- Victory was declared when the enemy was dead and all his things were broken.
1945- If you killed an enemy soldier, you could bring home his rifle as a trophy.
1945- A commander would put his butt on the line to protect his people.
1945- After the war, you could buy your own rifle from the government, cheap.
1945- Wars were planned and run by generals with lots of important victories.
1945- We knew we were fighting for freedom. The country was committed to winning.
1945- All you could think of was getting out and becoming a civilian again.
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