Auf! Auf! Auf dem Tisch und SING! Up! Up! Up on the table and SING! So there we were in Munich for Oktoberfest. We walked into the Lowenbrau tent and they were playing Glenn Miller. “In the Mood”. Quite a culture shock, not what I expected. When we finally found a table we were wedged [...]
At one point in the Italian Campaign, the U.S. Army Air Force built a dummy airfield to confuse the Germans and get them to attack it instead of the nearby real airfield. The Germans saw it and dropped dummy bombs on the dummy airfield. Two British columns were passing by each. Field Marshall Montgomery [...]
George AFB, California, 1979. I was the Dedicated Crew Chief for the F-4G 69-0238 “Super Chicken”. I was gassing up for the afternoon go when things went horribly wrong. The R-9 fuel truck stopped pumping and I checked the external tanks to see if they were full. They weren’t. I told the truck driver to [...]
The biggest lie in retail is “The customer is always right.”
After six years in Germany I came back and had two goals. To learn to speak English [well] again and to drive 55 mph.
My Mother went to her grave saying, “Hitler was a Good Man. He was like Nixon. He had bad advisors.” Before I get into this it might be a good idea to read this post. I’m not a Nazi, But My Mom Was Mom told stories to me all my life. I became a World [...]
I was the unofficial NCOIC of Pranks and Practical Jokes. As a Tsgt, folks came to me and cleared their antics with me. They were really asking how much trouble they would get into. I vetoed many and was ignored a lot. I DID NOT APPROVE 7. M-80’s will not be lit and then flushed. 34. Spiking [...]
Every soldier, an infantryman. Every sailor, a firefighter.
It was a dark and stormy night. A group of drunken crew chiefs decided it would great fun to pinch a four foot fiberglass chipmunk off of the mini golf course at Incirlik AB, Turkey.