- Sep 14, 2019
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I was probably the only person in the military to go in to the bars in Norfolk, VA. and order milk to drink. I would often go in to town with my buddies and since I didn’t drink, I was always the designated driver while they all drank the night away.It wasn't easy being a Marine who didn't like beer. I was surprised. You would have thought they would be happy by having less competition for the brew.
I was challenged once at the American Legion and asked "what kind of Marine doesn't drink beer?". I had to tell the schlep that a "Real Marine" drank whatever he wanted, then went back to my diet Mountain Dew!
I never liked the taste or effect of alcohol and I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I have had probably less than 5 drinks in my nearly 70 years and I have never been a smoker.