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Old 04-04-2016, 04:33 PM
ruh-roh ruh-roh is offline
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Originally Posted by watchwolf49 View Post
From the world of literature, we have a family named Major who named their son Major Major ... who then went on to become a Major in the Army Air Corps in WWII ...

Major Major Major Major ...
In the late 90's my father put pen to paper and recounted his time as a Navigator in a B-24 during WWII. They were shot down and he survived the jump, but not all did. The German's were apparently fastidious about accounting for all the crew and kept asking him about a fellow crew member whose last name happened to be Major. Language was a problem and every time they asked him about Lieutenant Major he would just reply there is no such rank in the American army. My dad wondered why I found it so funny. I kept thinking it is too bad Lieutenant Major didn't live long enough to get promoted.