Rick Holly
Are there any MAAs who actually had to lock up someone in our brig? If so, what was it like, and was there a routine they had to follow? I was told while on Tarawa if a person was sent to the brig while at sea, they had to stand during the workday, and they only got bread, butter, and water to consume. Is that true?
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dogsworld142
I wasn't an MAA, but during the cruise, we had a couple of guys from AIR Ops that we (PO's) had to take turns guarding. We marched them up to the mess deck for chow.  I do know the only reading material they were allowed was the bible.  That also included us.  We couldn't bring a book to read either, except the bible. 
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John Green
Rick Holly wrote:
Are there any MAAs who actually had to lock up someone in our brig? If so, what was it like, and was there a routine they had to follow? I was told while on Tarawa if a person was sent to the brig while at sea, they had to stand during the workday, and they only got bread, butter, and water to consume. Is that true?


I never knew of anyone in the brig during the '86 West Pac. But I can tell you, when I was on restriction for sleeping on watch, I was late for muster 3 times (The Max) and was sent to the brig on base in San Diego. I was only allowed bread & water for three days. I was only able to read a bible or the brig's rules & regs which they had neither for me to read (yeah, right........). They make you take your pillow, sheets and mattress out of the cell and stow it in a foot locker right out side the cell at reveille. I was not allowed to sleep from reveille to taps, so all I did was sit on my metal framed rack and count the bars and holes in the ceiling tiles. I brushed my teeth and washed my face every morning and before bed. I refused to take a shower with the rest of the inmates. I ate so much bread the first time, it gave me a stomach ache because we all know what happens when you add water to bread. Well, the same thing happens in your stomach. I didn't eat anything the next 70 hours. There was this inmate across from me throwing chicken bones in the walkway between cells and laughing at me. He was on his way to a BCD and days away from being transferred to county because he was in for attempted murder on an officer. When I was finally released to my division, HT2 Eason came to pick me up and brought me (2) cheeseburgers, a large order of fries and a large coke from McDonald's.

I NEVER SLEPT ON WATCH AGAIN!
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Rick Holly
John Green wrote:
Rick Holly wrote:
Are there any MAAs who actually had to lock up someone in our brig? If so, what was it like, and was there a routine they had to follow? I was told while on Tarawa if a person was sent to the brig while at sea, they had to stand during the workday, and they only got bread, butter, and water to consume. Is that true?


I never knew of anyone in the brig during the '86 West Pac. But I can tell you, when I was on restriction for sleeping on watch, I was late for muster 3 times (The Max) and was sent to the brig on base in San Diego. I was only allowed bread & water for three days. I was only able to read a bible or the brig's rules & regs which they had neither for me to read (yeah, right........). They make you take your pillow, sheets and mattress out of the cell and stow it in a foot locker right out side the cell at reveille. I was not allowed to sleep from reveille to taps, so all I did was sit on my metal framed rack and count the bars and holes in the ceiling tiles. I brushed my teeth and washed my face every morning and before bed. I refused to take a shower with the rest of the inmates. I ate so much bread the first time, it gave me a stomach ache because we all know what happens when you add water to bread. Well, the same thing happens in your stomach. I didn't eat anything the next 70 hours. There was this inmate across from me throwing chicken bones in the walkway between cells and laughing at me. He was on his way to a BCD and days away from being transferred to county because he was in for attempted murder on an officer. When I was finally released to my division, HT2 Eason came to pick me up and brought me (2) cheeseburgers, a large order of fries and a large coke from McDonald's.

I NEVER SLEPT ON WATCH AGAIN!

Sounds like HT2 Eason was a great guy.
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Bigdaddy dale
We had a few guys from Deck Dept. go to the on board brig, you had 2 types of punishments, 1 you got to eat on the mess decks, at every early chow, at a table with just some MAA's , and a PO from your Dept. You were not allowed to talk to anyone, the other was 3 days bread and water, the rest of the time you were allowed to sit on the edge of the bunk, and read either the Bible, or the Blue Jackets manual . I only know this from others that were sent there, and later having to pull watches when I became a PO. I really didn't see the point, I mean where is someone going to run to when you're in the middle of the I.O?
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