Out of the Mouths of Babes (Take 2)


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SOON AFTER I received my gold major's leaves, my little girl Kymberli and I were in a crowded room with three two-star generals. "Daddy, who's that man?" she asked me, pointing to the first.

"He's a general," I whispered. When she asked me about the second senior officer, I told her he, too, was a general.

Glancing at the similar uniform of the third man, Kymberli inquired, "And I suppose he's a general too?" I assured her that he was. "Daddy," she said in loud voice, much to my chagrin, "when men get real old, do they all become generals?"

"No, sweetheart," interjected one general. "Some men stay majors all their lives!"

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Maj. Jim Moschgat

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