The Good Old Days?

Paul Anderson useddec at
Thu Jun 29 01:05:47 CDT 2006

I remember an E8 or E9 that came up from aircraft maintenance, and became
NCOIC of computer maintenance.  He had no idea what was going on. He leaned
on safety switch while giving a tour, and brought down a Q-7 (SAGE).

Almost as bad as the WAF who tried to use a screwdriver to stop a drum for
PM. I don't know if they ever found the screwdriver.....

Paul Anderson

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Subject: The Good Old Days?

Roy J. Tellason wrote:

-- Member of the toughest, meanest, deadliest, most unrelenting -- and
ablest -- form of life in this section of space, a critter that can be
killed but can't be tamed. --Robert A. Heinlein, "The Puppet Masters" -
Information is more dangerous than cannon to a society ruled by lies.
--James M Dakin 

Your sig file reminds me of one we had in the Army:  There is nothing quite
so dangerous as a 2nd Lieutenant with a screwdriver! 

Maybe you had to be there.  The Army loaded up the Signal Corps with 2nd
Looies every June.  Had to put the ROTC types somewhere they wouldn't do too
much harm.  So we were the dumping ground.  My company had 216 Lts out of
300 men total.  The stories that could be told!

And definitely not OT.


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