A Post Crusader Just Sent

…has dredged up some happy Christmas Marine Corps memories.

Pole Licker Strikes, Again

BOISE, Idaho (AP) – It’s become an annual winter tale: A young boy gets his tongue stuck to a metal pole, perhaps as the result of a dare.

[Dateline: Early ’80’s] In our squadron lore, it wasn’t a Boise, Idaho fence ~ it was the Osan, Korea flightline.

It wasn’t 10° ~ it was 10° below.

It wasn’t a little kid ~ it was a L/Cpl.

And it wasn’t a fence.

It was a frozen 500 pounder…

…hanging off the pylon of one of these…

…and he was the plane captain.

And no one had warm water.

7 Responses to “A Post Crusader Just Sent”

  1. nightfly says:

    Hope someone at least gave him a cowboy hat to wave around as he went hurtling towards his target.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    “Missing chunk o’ tongue” about covers it.

  3. Skyler says:

    I hadn’t heard that one. But I believe it. It wasn’t H, was it?

  4. JeffS says:

    Of course they had warm “water”. Lots of it, and immediately available. That LCPL just preferred missing a chunk o’ tongue to tasting it.

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    Nah, Skyler. Long before your time, I’m afraid. {8^P

    ICK, Jeffs! And considering how high that pylon is, ‘twould be one helluva trick regardless.

  6. BillN says:

    Just more proof that the only thing that might be more dangerous than Marines at war is bored Marines at play.

  7. JeffS says:

    I thought Marines were tough, Sis. And resourceful. ;-p

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