Hu­mor in Uni­form

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OUR BOATSWAIN’S MATE was a smoker who would toss his matches over­board. Then one day, he sur­prised us all when he popped a cig­a­rette in his mouth and pro­duced an ex­pen­sive lighter from his pocket. With great fan­fare, he flipped open the top, flicked the spark wheel, lit his cig­a­rette ... then chucked the lighter over­board. BOB MCCORD, Boise, Idaho

AT CAMP LE­JE­UNE, there was an of­fi­cer who was loathed. One day, I called the train­ing cen­ter and a guy with the same last name as him an­swered.

“That’s a unique name,” I said. “Do you have a rel­a­tive in the Marines?”

“Yes,” he said. “Lieu­tenant Colonel [same last name] is my cousin.”

As I tried to think of some­thing pleas­ant to say about the colonel, he jumped in. “Don’t worry. I can’t stand him ei­ther.”

Source: no­tal­waysright.com

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