Basic Training And The Accidental Pink Underwear

Basic Training And The Accidental Pink Underwear

by Robert Chapin

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Overview

This is the true story of an experien ce I endured as a left handed person in basic training at Fort Dix New Jersey in March of 1966.

On our second weekend of liberty - spent at McGuire AFB next door to Dix we had the opportunity to drink alcohol and have a good time.

I was dressed in civilian clothes and of all things a red bandanna. Why the bandanna I do not know.

Upon returning to the barracks it was my turn to wash the Uncle Sam issued white underwear and t-shirts. Into the wash I included the bandanna and when the wash cycle had completed the whites had turned pink.

With the exception of wearing another white T shirt, we had no concerns about wearing the pink underwear - as there would be no occasion to be seen in public in our underwear.

Being left handed, I had some degree of difficulty in perfecting the Army way of "right handed manouvers". The drill sergeant from atop his podium could easily see and call out any left handed individuals of which there were about two dozen of us.

I made the mistake of shouldering my rifle on the wrong shoulder and was called up to his perch. A favorite saying was "mamma's boy , sissy" and some other names not suitable to mention here.

In what appears to have been a one in a million chance, the drill sergeant ordered me to drop my pants and as I was looking at the floor of the poduim and my butt in his face and for all to see - there I was in my pink underwear. This is a true story.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940011457364
Publisher: Robert Chapin
Publication date: 08/15/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 59 KB

About the Author

No stranger to writing, acting and singing, in 2006, Bob was chosen to play Charles Ryan in the Kent Brown Summer Love series “ARE WE THERE YET?” A summer theatre production by The Falls Run Players of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This was Bob’s first acting role and his performance earned him the best actor’s award for 2006. A hidden talent also become apparent when Bob was selected to sing John Travolta’s Summer Nights from the smash hit “Grease”. He is also a member of The First Baptist Church of Bonita Springs, FL where he has been actively involved in the choir for the past 6 years - and his tenor voice has allowed him to produce over a half dozen Christian songs by Randy Travis Following an impressive career with U.S. Airways, Bob retired in 2000 and has devoted much of his time to producing ORPHANS OF THE MOURNING, his first novel about a soldier in Vietnam who eventually becomes the first Vietnam veteran President of The United States. This book is currently available in the e-book format from Barnes & Noble. Bob was thrust into the nationwide scene in 1983 with his nationally acclaimed Vietnam poster poem The Wall, a statement about the emotional pain and anger of Vietnam - frrlings and sentiments he was not permitted to express while in uniform, but once discharged, a trip to The Wall evoked his deep personal feelings. The Wall was displayed in The White House in 1983 and as a result received instant success when President Ronald Reagan personally honored Bob for his contribution to all Vietnam Veterans. To date, tens of thousands of copies have been sold. Bob has also recently finished his second novel, MURDER IN OGUNQUIT a mystery which takes place in the small New England coastal town of Ogunquit, Maine known as “A Beautiful Place By The Sea”. In addition to his full length novels, Bob is offering a series of his “folksy” down to earth short stories at no charge for your enjoyment here on Smashwords, and it is the author’s desire that you will consider purchasing his novels after a brief sampling. Prior to his assignment in Vietnam in 1967, Bob served 16 months in Frankfurt Germany as a civilian with the U.S. Army’s prestigious unit; The 513th Military Intelligence Group as a Top Secret Cryptographer In Vietnam he was assigned to the First Cavalry Division (Airmobile), 13th Signal Battalion and was awarded The Purple Heart for wounds received in action in addition to The Bronze Star Medal and other awards. Bob and his wife Maureen reside in Fredericksburg, VA in the summer months and winter in Bonita Bay, Bonita Springs, FL.

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Basic Training And The Accidental Pink Underwear 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I didn't like it all that much. Probably not going to get anymore of his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've now read several pieces by this author and am greatly impressed by his warmth and humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written and a fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this true story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked this one. Story was pretty good. Didn't read like a freebie.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Really funny read it to my 9 year old bro and he loved it too
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good book to read when you need a chuckle.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good shirt descriptive read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little too much info dump at random places, and you know the ending before you even start. Plus a few gramatical errors. -Ron
Guest More than 1 year ago
I deleted this from my Nook after trying unsuccessfully to become interesting in the rambling, hard-to-understand ridiculousness of the whole thing.
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NettAL More than 1 year ago
Will read more from this author
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over all it was ok, but it had un needed detials and in formation in it-realy liked.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don'think this would be a good story to read i think it is immature
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New jersey.......eww!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shut up ron with ur white self