"EVERY MAN A TIGER We had to "double time" every where we went and someone reminded me recently that we had to growl in the chow line.
And you thought the Boy Scouts was fun?
We were all "tunnel rats for a day" at Tiger Village.
This was part of Escape and Evasion training. The soldier who is chasing the chicken was a conscientious objector. Conscientious objectors did not handle weapons but went through all the training along side the rest of us. He was singled out for the task of capturing and killing the chicken as part of the survival training.
Here we see that the chicken has lost the contest and met an untimely and unpleasant death which was all part of the entertainment. Thankfully the rest of us were given store bought chickens which we cooked on an open fire at sunset.
Constant reminders about our fate if we did not learn our lessons. IT READS: SURVIVAL, YOU TOO CAN SURVIVE
IT READS: "HERE LIES TOM MASON, HE DIED OF ABRASIONS BECAUSE HE FAILED TO PAY ATTENTION TO ESCAPE & EVASION
Catholic mass in the field.