It is such a rich image of freedom. Click for a bigger picture from the US Army's newspaper Stars and Stripes. The fact that it is Sunday, they are women, it is beer, it is chugged, it is the army and that the army publishes it. All good. Beer is a leveler, a sign of freedom, an innocent and sign on innocence. It is lovely stuff. Not being American or a particularly strong NFL fan, I wondered what would be my record of Superbowl Sunday and then I remembered that just a month ago it looked like US troops would be without their suds. Instead, as the caption states, we have:
1st Lieutenants Robin Wharton, left, and Katie Parke, both with the 172nd Support Battalion, decided they would chug the first of their two beers early Monday morning at the Forward Operating Base Kalsu dining facility Super Bowl party.
OK, so it was Monday morning in the Middle East but the point is the same. Maybe that makes it even better. Does beer taste more deliciously illicit than on a Monday morning? I honestly can't tell you as I can't recall when I last - if ever - might have had one. I must have. By the way, FOB Kalsu is named after a former Buffalo Bills player, Bob Kalsu, who was killed serving in Viet Nam.