Humor in Uniform
I WAS IN A RESTAURANT having lunch when I noticed four men dressed in camouflage uniforms seated nearby. I’m proud of the men and women who serve our country, so I walked over to the group and said, “I just want to thank you for your service, and it would be an honor to buy your lunch.”
One man put down his fork, looked up, and said, “We appreciate that, ma’am; thank you. But we’re not in the military. We’re on a hunting trip.”
RENEE SETTLEMIRES, Enid, Oklahoma MY FAMILY went to a minor-league baseball game while I was stationed at the Marine base in Quantico, Virginia. My mother decided it would be a great idea to mail me a baseball cap signed by the team.
“It’s for my daughter who couldn’t come,” she explained to the players. “She’s in Guantánamo.” Send us your funniest military anecdote or news story—it might be worth $$$! For details, go to rd.com/submit.
“Something tells me you haven’t mastered the art of putting your rifle back together, soldier.”