us poor Army Grunts didn't get beer rations but the Army was born the same year In the spring of 1775 and George Washington took command in July 1775.->http://www.army.mil/birthday/238/history.html . I might have hoisted a few in June ...Digger
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Please read the article at the link. When "I" was in the Corps, were earned 1/2 beer per month, so were then allowed a party for "wellness of the Corps de Spirite" to happen. Of course, officers earned "hard liquor, I don't if that's the case now, but was informed why the "consumable allowance" was there. How, re-read the article. Of course, someone may want to point-out British Navy customs, but history provides a direct link otherwise. hahahichic -----Willy "morale officer '77"