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Wednesday, August 23, 2006
SSG Johnson is Mean, but SGT Hanseling Saves the Day
Okay, I left out an important part of the pool party story, and would be remiss if I didn't share it. We (the S1 guys) were hanging out in the deep end of the pool, just relaxing and enjoying the cool water. On a side note, they shut down the high dives since I guess too many people were getting hurt (black eyes and separated shoulders). I had just jumped back into the pool and then put my sunglasses on. SSG Johnson thought that I had jumped in with them on, and wondered if that hurt my face. We had a good laugh like usual at his expense, so he got angry. He then said he was going to kill me in my sleep with his bare hands if I didn't get back out of the pool and dive in with my Army issue Oakley's on. Being afraid for my life, and not wanting to disobey a direct order from a senior NCO, I got out and dove in. I was primarily worried about hurting myself, and was so shaken by the threat on my life that I wasn't thinking correctly. So I dove in, and sure enough, when I surfaced, the shades were no longer on my face. The bad thing about it was that the deep end is like 14 feet deep, and there is a current, so they quickly floated out and down towards the center of the pool. The Hammer would not be deterred, and immediately dove down to the middle, 14 feet deep, and 14 feet out, and rescued my sunglasses. I owe a big debt of gratitude to SGT Hanseling for saving me from paying the Army for my glass. Thanks buddy! SSG Johnson never did apologize for forcing me to do it, but that is just how he rolls.