Humor in Uniform
THE WISE ADMIRAL
During World War II, Admiral Nimitz was in a plane that had crashed.
The Admiral found himself caught in the middle of sailors swarming to the scene to rescue the wounded.
Finally, an exasperated 18-year old crewman yelled, “Commander, if you would only get the hell out of the way, maybe we could get something done.”
When the crewman realized he had just shouted at a Four Star Admiral, he tried to apologize.
But Admiral Nimitz’s response was: “Stick to your guns, sailor – you were quite right.”