Friday, June 19, 2015

‘CHIEF PETTY OFFICER SAVES JUNIOR OFFICER’


In other News a U.S.N. Chief Petty Officer Saves The Life of a Junior Officer During a Horse-Back Riding Mishap

Yet another unselfish act of heroism performed by a man wearing Anchors:

A young Ensign decides to try horseback riding, even though he has had no lessons or prior experience. He mounts the horse, unassisted, and the horse immediately springs into action. As it gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, the ENS begins to slip from the saddle. In terror, he grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot get a firm
grip. He tries to throw his arms around the horse's neck, but he slides down the side of the horse anyway!

The horse gallops along, seemingly impervious to its slipping rider. Finally, losing his frail grip, the ENS attempts to leap away from the horse and throw himself to safety. Unfortunately, his foot becomes entangled in the stirrup, and he is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as his head is struck against the ground over and over and over.

As his head is battered against the ground and he is mere moments away from unconsciousness, to his great fortune, a Chief shopping at Wal-Mart, sees him and unplugs the horse.

 

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