Posted 8 y ago
At NAS Cecil Field, I was walking to the NEX and forgot to salute a 2nd Lt. He stopped me and made me salute him 100 times. So, there I am saluting and saying good morning sir over, and over. At about number 43, a Marine Captain, who liked me, came up and asked what was going on. The 2nd Lt said what happened and what he was making me do. The Captain looked at me and said, "LCpl Kleeger, even though I think this is stupid, I'm not going to countermand this order. Please start over. And, YOU, Lt, will return EVERY GODDAMN SALUTE he renders!"
One day walking onto base at (formerly) Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, I saw a warrant officer walking towards me. As he approached I was wondering when the hell this guy was going to salute. Then, when he was a few steps away, I realized that what I thought were 3 little squares were actually 3 little stars. About poked my eye out trying to quickly get my hand up.
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