Humor in Uniform
Patrick Mcsherry’s submission about how a gunner on his dad’s ship shot the practice drone into the water reminded me of a story my father told about World War II. Dad was on the aircraft carrier USS Bunker Hill being trained on machine guns. An aircraft was towing a glider for the soldiers to shoot at, but no one was hitting the
moving target. When it was my father’s turn, he fired ahead of the glider. One of the bullets hit and cut the towline! The glider landed in the Pacific, and my father landed in deep trouble.
JOSEPH C. DUCKWORTH, Davisville, West Virginia