Gee, Thanks Dad!

January 15th, 2008  

Topic: Gee, Thanks Dad!

AFTER 5-1/2 YEARS in college, I graduated and was ready to be commissioned a second lieutenant through Army ROTC. I had asked my father, who had suffered silently through my stormy undergraduate years, to pin on my hard-won gold bars. All the others had finished their pinning except my dad, who fumbled clumsily with the tiny clasps. Smiles became a bit strained as all of us waited. But the smiles broke into chuckles when he said, "Don't worry, son. It won't take me as long to pin them on as it took you to get them."

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Maj. David Green, USAR

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest .
January 15th, 2008  
Very nice. Great sense of humor!!
January 15th, 2008  
Team Infidel
good story
January 16th, 2008  
That's good.
May 31st, 2008  

Great Story.
June 1st, 2008  
I had a similar situation when I became a cop. My mother tried to pin on my badge and became a little nervous. She dropped the badge the first go around and then jabbed it a little to hard on the second go around.
June 12th, 2012  
Way to go DAD ..
June 12th, 2012  
Dad has a sense of humor...

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