Hu­mor in Uni­form

Reader's Digest - - Letters -

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

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