Wait...Who's Sitting in First Class?

April 17th, 2009  

Topic: Wait...Who's Sitting in First Class?

During Operation Desert Storm, I was a legislative affairs officer for Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf. Often I was required to transport gifts, sent to him from patriotic Americans, from Washington, D.C., to his home base in Florida. On one trip I "escorted" a four-foot teddy bear dressed in fatigues with a name tag reading "Bear," General Schwarzkopf's nickname. As I boarded the plane, I explained my mission to the flight attendant and asked if she could store the bear in first class. She was honored to do so, and I disappeared into the coach section.

Then, just before takeoff, an announcement came over the intercom: "Colonel Preast, would you please come up to first class? We have an extra seat here for you to sit next to your teddy bear."

-- David R. Preast

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
April 18th, 2009  
Hahaha!!!! That's awesome!!!! I bet he gets a ton of laughs repeating that story.
April 18th, 2009  
April 23rd, 2009  
Team Infidel
April 23rd, 2009  
April 24th, 2009  
lol I love it
April 24th, 2009  
A Can of Man
hehehe... priorities.
May 29th, 2009  
hahahah good stuff

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