Thursday, January 10, 2008

Interservice rivalry

One of our Air Force nephews sent us a rather cryptic email to let us know that he was going to be in “the desert” for a few months.

When I wondered which desert he meant, the spousal unit—a Marine veteran of the first Gulf War—replied tersely, “The one with the air conditioning.”

3 comments:

GDad said...
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GDad said...

I knew I'd mess it up the first time...

We once visited some old neighbors that had moved away. They lived down the street from her parents. The father was a WWII vet who loved to tell stories, so he entertained us all evening with war stories, etc.

At one point, I mentioned that my grandfather had been on a Navy ship in the South Pacific during the war, and this fellow said, "You be sure to tell him that you met someone that fought in Europe against full-size enemies."

Shay said...

and dont' even get Korean War vets started....!