Hey, Come Meet the Boss!


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ACTIVATED from the Army Reserves for a joint service Arctic exercise, I was assigned to the air reconnaissance section. Although I had recently been promoted, I was feeling rusty, and wanted to get started learning my duties so as not to appear too "green." I confided to the Air Force lieutenant colonel who greeted me that I was anxious to meet the Air Boss right away. "Don't worry, son," he said reassuringly, "the Air Boss is a real professional, knows his stuff cold and works well with his people. Great guy."

"Terrific!" I replied. "What's his name?"

Looking through the roster, the welcoming officer replied, "O'Hara."

"Oh, no," I groaned. "That's me."

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Col. John E. O'Hara

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