Vietnam War Vets Tell The Story Of The Greatest Beer Run Of All Time (Video)

Wow. This is one of the most epic stories I’ve ever heard. This is everything that BroBible stands for and more.

This is the story of John “Chickie” Donohue, a merchant marine from New York City who snuck into the war zone in Vietnam in the ’60s to deliver beer to his three enlisted buddies from back home. He and his buddies are true New York City ball-busters, thick accents and all. By bullshitting various people around the military, he managed to make it into a combat zone to surprise his neighborhood friends with warm beer.

Someone in the marketing department at Pabst Blue Ribbon caught wind of it and made a 12-minute documentary about “the world’s greatest beer run.” Watch it above.

It’s the type of tale that Bro legends are made of. Stories like this are exactly why our tagline here at BroBible is “Every Bro Has A Story.” This is the type of stuff we live for Bros to know about.

John “Chickie” Donohue and all his friends are now officially inducted into the Bro Hall of Fame. Pour one out for these all-American badasses.

God bless America, God bless our troops, and God bless a hard-earned beer.

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BroBible's publisher and a founding partner, circa 2009. Brandon is based in Los Angeles, where he oversees BroBible's partnership team and other business development activities. He still loves to write and create content, including subjects related to internet culture, food, live music, Phish, the Grateful Dead, Philly sports, and adventures of all kinds. Email: