Humor in Uniform
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.”