When Uncle Sam sends you to a Sh*thole…you’ll know it.

Subject: Shitholes

From an unnamed veteran —

During my many years with USMC and USG (“OGA”) I have been sent TAD/TDY or PCS to 57 countries on five continents worldwide.
Most were less than optimum conditions (socially-politically-legally-economically-climate-health-wise).

I personally think Shithole is an apt term for such places and use the word myself. I have been sent by the U.S. Government
to many, many shitholes.

Many Veterans, at least the ones who were sent somewhere to fight, fought in shitholes.

1. If your boss tells you to update your Gamma Globulin, Yellow Fever, Malaria, Dysentery, Tetanus and other fun immunizations – You might be deploying to a Shithole.

2. If the Mobilization Officer tells you not to waste your time bringing a radio, or any other electronic, as there is no electricity and there are no signals – You might be deploying to a Shithole.

3. If the Travel Pay folks give you a travel advance and the Per Diem rate is only $8.00/day, for everything – You might be deploying to a Shithole.

4. If the “Area Cultural” briefing is only 30 minutes long, but the briefing on communicable diseases is 3 hours long – You might be deploying to a Shithole.

5. If the “Area Cultural” briefing includes facts that some leaders in the host country keep young boys as sex slaves – You might be deploying to a Shit Hole.

6. If the “Area Cultural” briefing includes facts that male members of that society have multiple wives, but also engage in sexual activity with barnyard animals – You might be deploying to a Shithole.

7. If the “Medical Briefing” includes recommendations not to walk barefoot, drink the local water, or eat ANY food on the local economy – You might be deploying to a Shithole.

8. If the “Medical Briefing” includes information that the roadside ditches not only serve as flood control, but also as a common latrine – You might be deploying to a Shit Hole.

9. If the Daily Report for your new assignment includes an area for“Number of Personnel Med-Evaced” from theater for unknown diseases – You might be deploying to a Shithole.

10. If the monetary exchange rate is greater than 50 to 1 for local currency to US Dollars – You might be deploying to a Shithole

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About arnash

“When you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.” - Mark Twain - Politicians and diapers - change 'em often, for the same reason. "Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other." Ronald Reagan "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley, Jr. “The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.” - Bertrand Russell The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it. Abraham Lincoln “Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” - George Orwell “Satan will use a lake of truth to hide a pint of poison”.
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