Skip to comments.The ‘Greatest Beer Run Ever’ is getting a war movie made about it
Posted on 04/07/2021 6:05:45 PM PDT by BeauBo
And then there’s Marine veteran John “Chick” Donohue, who traveled all over war-torn Vietnam in 1968 just to drop off some beers to his neighborhood buddies fighting in the war.
It sounds made-up, but this story is 100% true, and, best of all, it’s getting the movie treatment with some big stars on the roll call. Actors Russell Crowe and Zac Efron are in talks to star in the picture, and Bill Murray may be cast in a supporting role...
It all started in November 1967, when the 26-year-old Donohue was chatting about anti-war protests with George Lynch, the bartender at Doc Fiddlers, one of many bars and pubs in Inwood, near the northern tip of Manhattan. Donohue had attended too many funerals for Inwood kids killed in the war, and amid all the anti-war, anti-military protests going on at the time, Donohue, a Marine veteran, wanted to do something to let the troops know they were still appreciated. That’s when Lynch suggested that someone bring them some beer. You know, like any other beer run, except all the way out to Vietnam.
(Excerpt) Read more at taskandpurpose.com ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4WAUmyKDq0 (13 min documentary of their 2015 reunion)
The Private Navy of Sgt. O’Farrell (1968)
Russel Crowe? No thanks, I’ll pass.
every asshole skipper I ever had started a rumor that somewhere on board was stowed a great stash of beer and when we came off mission we all got some cold ones...
It never happened
then, just to get away from assholes on the submarine, I would go far out in the desert with 2 cases of beer alone.... and sit and think...
Beer Run movie? Crowe's a natural!
LOL. I was just thinking of the same movie. Saw it way back then at the base theater.
“a rumor that somewhere on board was stowed a great stash of beer and when we came off mission we all got some cold ones...”
I never received the free beer that my Recruiter told me about either...
I’m starting to see a pattern.
Yessir.. we was snookered!
We had a ‘welcome aboard’ beer when we arrived at the German sub, and a farewell beer when we departed.
He doesn’t look like he’s “fightin’ round the world” anymore.
The Skipper on my sub let us buy Rum and stow it in a torpedo tube until we got home
I still remember her “cecilia vessella” she lied up and down
most navy’s do, ours does not.
hell they stole my film.
We’d cross-deck Sailors between our ship and the UK, German and Dutch ships. They had a great time.
I heard/read about this escapade several decades ago.
Can’t remember when exactly or where, but I’d heard this story before.
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