Two more Super Bowl beers for troops in Iraq


U.S. Army Pfc. Jacob Pforter from Sellersville, Pa. drinks one of two allotted beers at a dining facility while soldiers gather to watch the Super Bowl XLIII at Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. The Super Bowl aired on satellite television in Iraq beginning at 2 a.m. American troops in Iraq were allowed to drink beer without fear of court-martial for this year's Super Bowl _ an exception to a strict military ban on drinking alcohol in combat zones. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

BAGHDAD, Iraq — And we’re not talking about any of that crappy near beer, either. Combat operations might be over, but the two beer allotment for soldiers during the Super Bowl will continue Sunday.

Two soldiers in the Idaho National Guard’s 148th Field Artillery Regiment said soldiers delivered three pallets of beer to the International Zone for soldiers to enjoy during the Super Bowl. They couldn’t confirm which brews the soldiers will have to choose from, but said Bud Light and Miller Light will most likely be included.

The two beer tradition continues a year after Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., proposed allowing troops to drink in the war zone year-round to relive stress. That proposal was quickly dismissed even though other countries allow their soldiers to drink in war zones.


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  1. I think that’s cool, to have a beer in the war zone. Do it on special occasions like the super bowl. Or other televised sporting events that have special appearances.

  2. I know two great NCOs who lost their stripes and decided to leave the Army after they got caught drinking back in 2004, now some dude has his picture in the paper slugging down a damn Heineken? Can our Army get any more retarded? Yes… sit back and watch boys.

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