GDG- Dead soldiers and looting

CWMHTours at CWMHTours at
Thu Jan 12 06:17:49 CST 2012

Sadly.... I m confooozed again.
So the Japanese looted Conf corpses for beer?
Dang!  That's cool!
Your  Most Obedient Servant,

In a message dated 1/11/2012 10:27:32 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
jlawrence at writes:

Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
There was Japanese beer captured at Guadacanal  (Kirin) that was 
in huge quantities.
It it became the beer  of choice for marines. Because it cost so much.

It is not a bad beer,  It is sold all over the U.S. It is a japanese 
brewed in the United  staes, by budweisr, a belgian company.

I am not sure what that  means.


----- Original Message -----  
From: "George Connell" <georgeconnell at>
To: "GDG"  <gettysburg at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 6:23  PM
Subject: Re: GDG- Dead soldiers and looting

> Esteemed GDG  Member Contributes:
> Well, we certainly didn't have any qualms about  doing so in the Great 
> Southeast Asian Sub-optimizing Experience that  we are not to mention in 
> this group. Though I must stress we were  usually looking for something 
> eat other than  C-rations.
> I think if you've just killed someone the other  stuff is of no moral 
> consequence (but not to be encouraged because  it's bad for discipline).
> Regards,
>  George
> On Jan 11, 2012, at 19:03, CWMHTours at  wrote:
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> I  don't know about anybody else  but if I was a CW  soldier and a  
>> of
>> mine, -or a strange corpse,  had money  and  valuables on them, I would 
>> unsure- and uncertain as  to the moral  quandary:  Morally should you 
>> take  anything at all or leave it out of  principle?   Should you  take 
>> because someone else will take it if  you leave  it?
>> It is 2012 and no longer Victorian times but what  should you  do about
>> stealing from  corpses?
>> Actually I have always had an issue with it  that upsets my  tummy.
>> We have vets in  here....  With my apologies for intruding  with the
>>  question what would YOU do?
>> Your  Most Obedient  Servant,
>> Peter
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