Friday, July 3, 2009

Good Question ?

Twenty six years ago my Lieutenant Commander boss asked me, "Mike, if you were a smart Naval officer, how do you think you would have done "this"?

"This" was escorting a Seaman Apprentice to Narita Airport in Tokyo for further transit to his ship in San Diego, California following 45 days of correctional custody. Somehow, the E-2 outsmarted the Ensign and Chief Petty Officer and he escaped. We never saw him again. He did call 3 days later to tell us he was leaving. He reported to his ship on time. The OIC said - "Well, he did better than you fellows - I am pretty sure you two have missed the boat."

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