20. June 2019
Military , Humor
I attended the USAREUR Air Assault School in 1988, and one of the cadets failed to shave one morning.
He was ordered to dry shave while standing on a stump that was placed in front of the entire class, and he was required to loudly lecture everyone on the merits of daily shaving, while the rest of the class stood at parade rest.
At one point, the following conversation took place:
"Roster Number 30!!! Are you bleeding???"
"Yes, Air Assault First Sergeant!!! Blood helps lubricate the blade!!!"
After which the guy's squad leader was order to kneel next to the stump and catch any blood in his cupped hands, lest any blood hit the ground and desecrate the surrounding area.