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daily chuckle



Doesn’t Like A Joke . . .

Dear Daily Chuckles and other staff:

Some of you have obviously not been able to distinguish between “good fun funny” and humor that is degrading to others as in the age-old ethnic stories. Your chuckles joke on the Irish priest and parishioner in the confessional is not only NOT FUNNY but it is VERY OFFENSIVE. Today at a lady’s lunch it was discussed and all agreed (Catholic and non-Catholic alike) that your choice of “jokes” was most unfortunate.

We usually enjoy your paper but the September 30th issue went too far.

/s/Gloria DeMent
San Diego County, CA.

Memories from “The Last Flight,” . . .

Back in the 1950s I worked on the PV-2 at Cherry Pt, SQ Vmftaw20. We also had F3D's. If remembering correctly, we had three or four of them. Brought back memories! Got stuck in the nose once doing maintenance. Also, if my memory is correct, we installed jet engines on each wingtip. Flew on them a couple or more times.

We gave one to, I think, the Boy Scouts, one to, I believe, Brazil. That was about 1956 or 57.

I tried to bring up some of the old Squadrons etc, but not too good on this darned computer.

I retired in 1977 from the USMC. Thanks for your letter etc, brought tears to this old man!
May the GOOD LORD smile on you folks.

/s/MGYSGT [ret] Tom Beals

The Final Flight

Having just read "The Last Flight," I am overcome with emotion.

My husband (Joe) was a coxswain on an LCM, LANDING CRAFT. Everyone assumes he was in the NAVY but our US ARMY had these craft, built by Higgins.

Joe island hopped all over the South Pacific, dropping troops as close to shore as possible and returning to the ship for more men. It was not an enviable task.

The thing is, there is very little written, known or remembered about the United States ARMY AMPHIBIOUS CORP OF ENGINEERS.

These men are dying off quickly now, taking history with them. It has been only in recent years that Joe has told us of his experiences and he tells only of the lighter side.

He does tell us, though, that neither he nor the men from his unit would have survived the war if the atomic bomb had not been used. His group was scheduled to be in the invasion of Japan and would not have made it up the heavily defended river.

Thank you,
/s/Bobbie Sickler
Anderson, South Carolina

Oh, my gosh!

I am so glad you finally talked Kent Ballard into contributing his writings to The Paper. They are so enjoyable and informative.

Please tell him thank you for me and I am sure so many others.

Vicki Henderson Gehringer
Yuma, Arizona

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Editor’s Note: We have had a great many readers ask how to get in touch with Kent Ballard. You can reach him at the following email address: k-ballard@hotmail.com

 
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