How to Outwit an O-6

October 7th, 2005  

Topic: How to Outwit an O-6

AT ONE TIME, the ammunition dump at Nellis AFB, Nev., was commanded by a colonel whose strict rule was no matches or lighters in the ammo area. To test the men, he would occasionally walk among them with an unlighted cigar between his teeth, stopping now and then to ask an unsuspecting airman for a light.

One evening the colonel paused to watch a sergeant and his crew unpack bomb fuses. "Would any of you gentlemen have a light?" he asked.

"Yes, sir!" an airman piped up. The sergeant and crew stood braced for the colonel's wrath. But the deathly silence erupted into guffaws.

"Thank you, airman," the colonel said and strutted away. With a flourish, the airman switched off his flashlight and returned it to his pocket.

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Dave C. Harper

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
October 8th, 2005  
October 10th, 2005  
Holy crap thats funny. I always read reders Digest.
October 10th, 2005  
Navy Boy
October 12th, 2006  
Bump back up -- just got this in my inbox again.
October 12th, 2006  
Rob Henderson
LOL...I can see the colonels face lighting up, then...DAMN!
October 12th, 2006  
LOL That's great!!!!!
October 13th, 2006  
Team Infidel
that's pretty good.
October 13th, 2006  
October 16th, 2006  
Definitely a good one.