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C rations

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C-rations

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(Military) tinned food formerly issued in packs to US soldiers
[C20: C(ombat) rations]
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How many nonsmokers received the cigarettes in C-rations yet never developed the habit?
In the line I devoured my C-rations with various degrees of relish.
While the NVA troops survive on rice and political fervor, the marines move about sick with fatigue, choking down foul, chemically laced water, and cramming down C-rations.
Often we had nothing to eat but C-rations out of a can.
A journey that takes place in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, from living in muddy-foxholes with snakes and insects and eating C-Rations, to working in an air conditioned diner, sipping wine and eating filet mignon.
Over the months LeOna morphs from a naive Minnesota girl to a seasoned and worldly young woman experienced enough, by the time she landed in Algeria, to barter her C-rations for coffee, bread, cheese, and sausages and, later on, talk a knife-wielding soldier out of killing another soldier.
C-rations ran dangerously low and the cans were frozen solid.
Before he established himself in the electronic design community, Alix was digging foxholes, eating C-rations, and spying on the ruskies.
The process of storing food in cans led to the "Type C Ration," or c-rations as the canned meals were called by American soldiers.
Here is the point at which a World War II veteran would insert a joke about C-rations, perhaps.
Army, delivers C-rations to the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division, near Panmunjom, May 23, 1953.
We couldn't eat our C-rations without being close to a dead Jap.