Navy Veterans

A Social Network for Navy Veterans of the United States of America

I was processed out of the Navy there in Jan 1972.  Stayed in a transit barracks for a week or so while waiting to be discharged.  When I first arrived I kind of just hung around base a day or so until I joined a few guys who were cool and we went downtown SF looking for hippie chicks.  But one evening while staying on base I wandered into the barracks lounge to watch TV or something.  And to my surprise I saw a beer dispensing machine in there.  I couldn't believe it.  A beer machine in a barracks?  Upon closer examination I saw that the only beer it had was SCHLITZ.  But the price was affordable, 35 cents.  I dropped the required amount in the slot, pushed the large square button with the picture of SCHLITZ on it and presto!  A cold can of beer rolled into the lower tray.  FAR OUT!!  I turned on the TV, nobody was in the lounge, and watched whatever SF offered that evening.  Enjoyed a few more of those machine beers and then crashed for the night.
 I tell you one more thing.  It turned out that beer wasn't the only product you could buy in that transit barracks at TI. 
Those were the days my friend.  

Views: 250

© 2018   Navy Vets, Inc. Created by Douglas Karr in accordance with regulations covering all websites which are not government websites, neither the United States Navy or the Department of Defense has approved, endorsed, or authorized this web site.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service