army strawberries – prunes
battery acid – coffee
bokoo soused – very drunk
bug juice – Kool-Aid and other powder based drinks
bullets – beans
buzzard – chicken or turkey
cackleberry – egg
canned cow – canned condensed milk
canteen – a liquor store on base
chow – food, a meal
chow down – to eat
chowhound – first in line at the mess
“come and get it” – the time honored call of the mess sergeant
desecrated vegetables – dried or dessicated vegetables
fly light – to miss a meal
gut-packings – food, rations
hardtack – a baked mix of flour and water, soaked in water overnight, and fried in grease for breakfast
hooch – hard liquor
java – coffee
joe – coffee
kitchen police, K.P. – those assigned menial clean-up duties
lurp – Long Range Patrol Ration
meal refusing to exit, meal rejected by Ethiopia – meal ready to eat M.R.E.
moo juice – milk
mud – coffee
mystery meat – meat that lacks clear identity
rabbit food – greens, especially lettuce
repeaters – beans, sausages, due to the gas they produce
shrapnel – Grape Nuts
tube steak – hot dog