"Not the victory but the action. Not the goal but the game.
In the deed the glory."

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Flying Squirrel

This is a recent picture of Mr. Benjamin. He is watching his favorite TV show, Clifford. He is spending the weekend with grandma Angie in Lincoln so I'm looking forward to some action shots from his exciting weekend.
So, for those of you that think that being an admin guy isn't dangerous, check out SGT Hanseling's shiner. Here is what happened. One of the unit First Sergeants got a little upset about how many R&R leave slots he was allocated for July. The Hammer had to break the bad news that his number was final, and sorry he couldn't have another one. So 1SG May (he is from New Jersey by the way) just hauls off and punches him in the face. Ouch. We all laughed, because, come on, what is funnier than seeing someone else get injured. Okay, that isn't what really happened. The real story is that the Hammer was walking back from the PX late at night. A group of soldiers from another unit surrounded him and tried to take his brand new DVD of Season 1 of Chaotic starring Brittney Spears and K-Fed. No way was the Hammer going to let that happen. There was five of them, well there were 8 but he had already killed 3 with his bare hands, when he got caught with a lucky punch to the eye. Luckily the Air Force MPs broke it up before the other 5 were hurt too badly. Well, maybe that isn't the truth either. Take a close look at the picture.

The story we are being sold is that he was doing his signature move off the high tower, the "Flying squirrel." Some of you may know this as the watermelon. Anyway, something went horribly wrong on impact and the scenario is that somehow his knee hit him in the eye. Now, I've seen him do this before with no issues, so I'm thinking that there may be more to the story. An alternate theory is that there was indeed a flying squirrel involved, however the black eye came from some gal that he somehow offended. I think I'll leave it at that. Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sarg...That's awesome. You're a great storyteller, by the way. Maybe once this Middle East stint is up you can make a career move! Keep up the good work.