Re: Dumbest things you have heard #2
Dumbest and Funniest
1991 as the first Gulf war was going on, some young enterprising young (think he was an E3 in a leg unit) soldier went home and gave an interesting interview to his local newspaper where he stated he was an E7 in Special Forces in Iraq and had been issued the "GLOVE".
Now this glove was special for sure. It had GPS, night vision, secure radio, built in pistol and all sorts of other goodies built into it such as even an altimeter for HALO jumps etc.
The local newspaper article about their hero and the GLOVE got sent to the Commanding General at JFK Center at Fort Bragg where we trained all SF.
Needless to say it stirred up quite an interest and a lot of laughs. Pretty sure the CG contacted his Commander and got the story straight.
The running joke for months was to walk down the halls and hold one hand in the air signifying the GLOVE, even the CG was seen to do it once or twice for laughs. Plus all of us kept asking our supply sgts for our GLOVE and someone even went to our Combat Development Division to ask them to formally develop and field the GLOVE.
Never let it be said that a local hero is not inventive to say the least.