Saturday, August 15, 2009

First Sergeant Yeomans

Fondly do I remember First Sergeant Yeomans, a gruff character with only nine fingers -- he'd lost his right index finger in the Korean War. Once, as I wandered past the dayroom, I overhead some of the good first sergeant's rustic wisdom, so lovingly shared with one of the troopers who was having rouble adjusting to military life: "Are you lookin' for sympathy? You'll find it in the f**king dictionary ... right between shit and syphilis!"


Jerry said...

They must teach that line at the Senior NCO Academy. I can't count the times that my Dad used that line on me. I don't remember him using the "F" word, possibly due to the fact that Mom would wash my mouth out with soap if she heard me use it, but the rest of the content was certainly there.

GUYK said...

HEH! Used that line a lot of times myself.

Bob said...

Gee, and here I thought 1SG Yeomans made that up.