Thursday, December 21, 2017


So, evidently, some fraternity had a party and later the air tested positive for alcohol.
Indoor air at a Maryland frat house tested positive for alcohol.
The booze-filled party location's air was found to have an alcohol concentration of 0.01. 0.08 is the legal blood alcohol limit for driving.
I remember one national holiday we had, middle of the week.  The Battalion commander told us to keep the troops occupied, near the Company, and make sure they were all there on Thursday.  The other Company commanders and I declared the day to be a Field Sports day, and devoted the day to track-and-field, baseball, wrestling, etc.  We bought about 20 kegs of beer and made sure that copious amounts were readily available.  We did hot dogs, hamburgers, etc.  We had a ball.  At the end of the day, we held a mass formation in each Company area to count heads.  over 1400 men linking arms to stand up.  When the Sergeant Major shouted FALL OUT, that's basically what happened.

The entire Battalion had a monstrous hangover the next morning and the CO was pleased.  He led us all on a three-mile retch run.  Oh, it was glorious.


Old NFO said...

Ouch... :-) We might have done a party or two like that on deployment...

CarlS said...

Wierd, isn't it, that no one is asking questions. Such As: "Was the testing device - and its' operator - certified? By a competent tester / organization?"

And "Did anyone check to see if there was a presence of alcohol about, on, in the officers' immediate vicinity? Beforehand? Were their vehicles checked?

Sure, I don't doubt there was alcohol present, nor that much was spilled on carpets, etc. Still, I find it doubtful that the very air was so infused that a weather forecaster would put out a 100% humidity report.

Especially given the repurtation cops have earned for themselves through false reporting, made-up charges, and personal enrichment via forfeiture. It's not cynicism when it's taught by history.