12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:Just out of curiosity, why were the places on the first sign (up at the very top left corner of the pic ) permanently off limits?
I can understand the temporary places being off limits for the reasons listed on the sign, but why were hospitals, auto repair places and the others listed permanently off limits ?
Hospitals were not clean or up to U.S. Standards, they also had a problem with quality control on their medicine. Which was usually sold without prescriptions. Another words you could get a Korean female from a bar to go to the local pharmacy and buy uppers, downers or pretty much whatever was behind the counter. The problem was a lot of soldiers liked what we called the scosche yellows, some type of an upper to keep you awake and active on long patrols. I did not like them because one time you cold take one and it would work, then the next time you could take six or eight and nothing would happen other than a headache.
We were told that if we ever were injured enough to need to go or be taken to a hospital that we were to crawl back to the base, better to die on the way to the base than to be taken to a local hospital for treatment. They also told us that that if we survived we would face an Article 15 for going there.
Tattoo parlors were also considered to be unsanitary and if you were caught you got an Article 15.
I stuck with the old tried and true method of taking a pinch of instant coffee (from the K or C rats) and putting it between your cheek and gum.
Not sure why the auto hobby shop was off limits, never saw one, but imagine they had them somewhere.
The "turkey farm" was where the Korean Army and sometimes the KATUSAs went to drink and chase females....also that is where you could get dog on a stick for chow.
Most of the places on the top that were permanent were because of health issues.
We were not allowed or supposed to drink the water or eat anything like fresh vegetables because they used "night soil" as fertilizer.