10471254_10152795931130700_3119445422202258151_nFiled by our senior East coast editor-in-chief, dustoff Bruce comes up once again with the quintessential humor we associate with a lifer. You have to serve at least twenty years to witness every eventuality. I rate this credible. I lived at Langley AFB which was right around the corner from Ft. Eustis. Hampton Roads is a hotbed of military bases.



The rain was  pouring down and there was a big puddle in front of a bar just outside Fort Eustis Army  Base in Hampton Virginia

602907_675010262543333_672621157_nAn old Navy Senior Chief, wearing his Chief ball cap, was  squatting down near the edge of the  puddle with a fishing rod, his line in the puddle. He was drenched and wore no protective gear.

A freshly minted young Army Captain proudly sporting his new O-3 railroad tracks stopped and asked what the demented sailor was doing.

‘Fishing,’ the Chief  replied staring straight ahead stoically.

‘Old Timer’s disease’, the Army Captain mentally diagnosed. In a fit of Christmas cheer that infects even the most narcissistic during this season, he invited the bedraggled Chief into the bar for a stiff drink.

6390_570604322969025_1146593191_nAfter getting their whiskies, the Captain thanked him for his service. The chief likewise retoasted him and they sat for a minute awkwardly as only officers and enlisted men can. The haughty Captain finally couldn’t resist a moment longer.

“And just how many fish have you caught this afternoon?’

“Counting you? Eight.” the salty old dog answered with a slow southern chuckle.





Christmas wouldn’t be complete with a few creatures stirring.68492_561152140580910_1831704848_n184421_568135086549282_2019184626_n


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  1. John King says:

    Laugh, laugh, thought I’d die it seemed so funny to me.

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