Kool-Aid recruit

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In may of 1969, I was in Parris Island, SC ,,,platoon 180, about the third or fourth week of boot camp,, and being so hot at the time,,, my mom sent me a pack of cherry Kool-Aid, wrapped in a letter,,, hoped the DI would think it was a long letter,,, Wrong!!! He made me open the envelope in front of him ,,,, was told to hold out my hands,, as he poured the dry powder in my hands ,, and to eat it,,, after 15 minutes of getting all the dry powder down my throat ,,,, he made me drink 2 quarts of water and said I hope you enjoyed your Kool-Aid !!!

Ken Craven, Conway, S.C.

Branch of Service:
Marines

Submitted by:
Ken Craven

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