“Get A Charge?”


Wanna get a ‘charge?’

Lose both ‘fave’ hats AND glasses!

‘Polish’ Land Mine Drill*!

 

  • (I ask pardon – but eschew excuses: the term has long lineage in U.  S. Marine Corps lexicon – the sensitive might fine the slur on the brave first-defenders against both Naziism and Communism whose regard I hold so very high: but in times of mine own brush with war, crossing a minefied I saw a South Korean Marine Corps unit put its most junior men on-line, relieved them of their firearms and ammunition and let them walk a good number of distinct lines through the mine field as ‘Their Betters’ followed in strict trace, putting each foot in the shell of its previous owner…and this time the tactic worked: scared privates detoured not and paid strict attention to their “ground” and the old hands wavered not in pursuit.  And the old hands welcomed each and every private and took those worthies pack off and offered them water and snacks from their own.  Thus they chanced the trial and became comrades. Amazing to see from my safe perch on the far side.  And, no, I did not do that walk myself.  Besides, I did not want to share the beer hiding inside my pack.)

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