Woltz, Al LTC (woltza@SHAFTER-EMH3.ARMY.MIL)
Tue, 11 Apr 1995 10:42:00 PDT
Anne Riddick (from New Zealand) asked:
>I assume from the context that it is what we call duties but what are the
>initials K.P. actually short for?
Kitchen Police - this is an old military term used to denote those sorry
soles who were detailed to clean (police) mess halls (dining facilities),
peel spuds (potatoes), push slop (serve food), and a host of other unsavory
choirs (like scrubbing the floors or the insides of GI cans ("government
issue" trashcans) with tooth brushes (usually their own). I ought to know;
I pulled many an hour doing so some 20+ years ago.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City