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July 2, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the Marines had a reputation as the hardest-drinking branch of the armed forces, Master Gunnery Sgt. Howard J. Perry worked hard for almost 13 years to help them earn it. At his peak in 1975, he estimates, he was drinking two cases of beer a day chased with sedatives conned out of Navy doctors. And when the bottle was dry, he drank mouthwash and watered-down rubbing alcohol--"anything," he said, "to make me feel good." But the Marine Corps has changed, and so has Perry.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 2, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If the Marines had a reputation as the hardest-drinking branch of the armed forces, Master Gunnery Sgt. Howard J. Perry worked hard for almost 13 years to help them earn it. At his peak in 1975, he estimates, he was drinking two cases of beer a day chased with sedatives conned out of Navy doctors. And when the bottle was dry, he drank mouthwash and watered-down rubbing alcohol--"anything," he said, "to make me feel good." But the Marine Corps has changed, and so has Perry.
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