When I was in the Army 1980 ~ 1990 (Signal Core), and receiving training in Augusta, GA. (twice for 1 year each)…. the night time breakfast was most excellent. Omelettes on demand were the *best*. I would order an Omelette (2am ~ 7am when the shift training accommodated) with everything… better then any truck stop I ever visited with my truck driving step-dad while young…
Three/four fresh eggs, saut�ed bell pepper, onion, bacon, tomato, mushrooms, cheese (American), parsley, etc…. and a side of 1/2 dozen pieces of bacon… with buttery wheat toast & preserves can’t be beat (in my memory). Took less then 10 minutes to hit the table, and with a couple of glasses of whole milk…. I can say, that other then the field time w/o a mobile kitchen, was some of the best eats I ever had. Of course, C-rats, were rather bad 🙂
For you olbies… I went to basic for 16 weeks (the Army was experimenting on basic training), and trained using the M14 with the flip leaf sights… loved that rifle with it’s heft (grew up hunting squirrel & rabbit from the age of eight), switched to an M203, and had fun in basic with that. Good memories like the live night fire course where I did exactly what the drill sargent said not to do… I fired at the tank (and in full auto) from the bunker. The sight of the rounds bouncing of the tank were memorable… Caught a lot of heck for that, but was forgiven based on the weapon switch. Eighteen is a good age… of course, being in the Signal Core, and being brigade level support or above… I have many good memories of the time I spent in the military… like being in Germany, and my first experience with German pizza included sliced boiled eggs on it.. I first thought "that is gross" but after the first couple of bites, realized that it was an "excellent" idea… eggs go great with pizza sauce.
Sorry to go on like that… but the breakfast thing, and the egg thing had me thinking about good times.