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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2008, 06:46:40 am »
Quote from: Charles Isaac
Present!

However, not part of the command. I am but a lowly Quartermaster Sergeant.

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2008, 08:00:16 am »
That is so True, Sir!
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2008, 11:48:56 am »
In my limited experience, the old saying was absolutely TRUE:  the officers may command an outfit, but the NCO's run it:)

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2008, 11:50:21 am »
We were always told, as Lieutenants, that the NCO's and Staff NCO's were and are the "Backbone of the Corps".  I found that to be exactly true.  I was blessed with outstanding examples of both, and consider it an honor to have served with them.
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2008, 03:31:38 pm »
My experience in the Corps as a sergeant was good officers let us handle the men and the officers handled the strategy. The officers also had the burden of ultimate responsibility. At least in my long past day, that system worked.

According to my eldest son, a Captain of Marines, that system still works!  :-)

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2008, 07:31:08 pm »
Present for duty, sir! Just checking the stores, you know, making sure we have lots of good chow to keep the men happy. Oh, by the way, the medical officer begs to report he's running a bit low on alcohol, the, uh, medicinal kind, you know (wink, wink). <hic> Oh, beg pardon, sir...
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2008, 07:34:10 am »
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2008, 12:20:01 pm »

I have dispatched couriers to all GAF posts and stations with orders directing that all personnel not on duty or engaged in operations against the hostiles, are to be given Christmas Day off from all unnecessary labors (after all, cavalry and artillery horses must be cared for no matter the day). 

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Thank You Sir, however I must report that on the 26th was once again engaged in mortal combat with hostiles armed with returns and gift cards.  This battle is still going on, but seems have tapered off and we seem to be winning. ;D
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2009, 07:43:02 am »
Not absent, just afflicted with electronic laryngitis...and a real life cold that seemed to require me to sleep when not engaged in vital duties.
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2009, 10:08:01 am »
Col Pitspitr,

I'll see if Gen US Scout will authorize a double whiskey ration for you. :P


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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2009, 10:08:01 am »

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #30 on: January 03, 2009, 01:24:39 pm »
(Cough ..... Cough ....)

Er ..... I seem to be coming down with a bit of a cold too, Col. Bull!     ;)
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #31 on: January 03, 2009, 06:08:59 pm »
Col Rattlesnake,

I think it is something going around and is highly contagious!! I'm feeling a little peaked myself! :o

Sure hope the whiskey supply holds out.

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2009, 01:18:09 pm »
Col Rattlesnake,

I think it is something going around and is highly contagious!! I'm feeling a little peaked myself! :o

Sure hope the whiskey supply holds out.

Col Bull

Well if it were up to the cook, he'd just issue a double shot of castor oil to any troops on sick call and cure more than the colds. ;D
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2009, 01:33:30 pm »
Well if it were up to the cook, he'd just issue a double shot of castor oil to any troops on sick call and cure more than the colds. ;D

I'm pretty sure that would cure malingerers' making unnecessary visits to the Infirmary, if nothing else  ;D
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2009, 01:40:24 pm »
I'm pretty sure that would cure malingerers' making unnecessary visits to the Infirmary, if nothing else  ;D

Yep and those that were down it would get them up and doing what they need to do. ::)
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2009, 04:19:27 pm »
You would sure keep the troops on the move!! :o
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2009, 06:29:14 pm »
I am feeling great but tomorrow will be difficult.

Happens every year I have been at HQ - I call it the "oh my gosh we have been off too long rush".  It will be tough this whole coming week.

Then again, I come home at night, sleep in my own bed and I ain't geting shot at!!

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2009, 02:47:47 pm »
To: Adjutant, Dept. of the Platte
From: Bvt Major Trailrider
Subject: Request for extension of recuperative leave or at least limited duty.

Sir:
I have the honor to report that I have seen the local "saw bones" (literally!) and after examination by means of Professor Roentgen's imaging device, and manual examination, my fractured kneecap is healing nicely. (I had to promise both him and Missus Trailrider that I will stay off of ladders for the foreseeable future!) However, the doc recommends I keep the knee brace for another month, except when driving the horseless wagon. (Have to put the thing on when I exit the driver's seat.  Brace goes on by means of fabric strips that work like cockleburrs...called Velcro.)  I can start physical therapy in a couple of more weeks!

Until I get this infernal brace off permanently, and strengthen the knee, I will have to refrain from pushing gun carts, etc., and so will be unable to take to the field.

I therefore request extension of my limited duty or recuperative leave for another month.

I will, of course, continue work on leather accoutrements for those desiring to acquire such.

Wishing all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2009, 06:36:22 pm »
To: Adjutant, Dept. of the Platte
From: Bvt Major Trailrider
Subject: Request for extension of recuperative leave or at least limited duty.

Sir:
I have the honor to report that I have seen the local "saw bones" (literally!) and after examination by means of Professor Roentgen's imaging device, and manual examination, my fractured kneecap is healing nicely. (I had to promise both him and Missus Trailrider that I will stay off of ladders for the foreseeable future!) However, the doc recommends I keep the knee brace for another month, except when driving the horseless wagon. (Have to put the thing on when I exit the driver's seat.  Brace goes on by means of fabric strips that work like cockleburrs...called Velcro.)  I can start physical therapy in a couple of more weeks!

Until I get this infernal brace off permanently, and strengthen the knee, I will have to refrain from pushing gun carts, etc., and so will be unable to take to the field.

I therefore request extension of my limited duty or recuperative leave for another month.

I will, of course, continue work on leather accoutrements for those desiring to acquire such.

Wishing all a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

I remain,

Inactivity causes constipation, double round of castor oil for that man. ;D
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Re: Sorry to report
« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2009, 08:04:20 am »
I am alarmed that a Commissary Officer is providing medical advice, though it is as probably sound advice and as good as any surgeon would provide.  At least you didn't recommend amputation for Bvt Major Trailrider.

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