Originally Posted by LAJ
Spam helped make American soldiers the best fed in history.
Best fed? I don't know about that. Obviously, you've never eaten in a foreign mess hall.
I did a tour with the USO during the Gulf War and ate mess hall chow on NATO bases all over Europe. I have to say that the best food I saw, by far, was served in an Italian Air Force mess in Aviano, Italy. Among the entries, you had your choice of fresh tuna steak or chicken with an herbed cream sauce. Pasta was served on the side, and each table had a basket of fresh bread and a bottle of San Pellegrino mineral water.
By contrast, in the American mess hall you had hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and Kool-Aid.
Guess which place most of the American personnel chose to eat at?