Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Carl the "Hawk"

Carl was our weapon systems instructor. Overall good guy, but had this irritating habit for telling too many lame jokes. Carl made the statement that all crew members acquire a nickname. When asked what label that he had acquired, he replied, "The Hawk, because my nose was always on the CMPG printer reading the tapes." I thought it odd that someone who looked liked the progeny from the union of Opie Taylor(Ron Howard) and Ralph Mouth (Happy Days) would be given that moniker. More like Woody, as in Woody Wood Pecker.

Carl got me hooked on donuts and coffee. If I failed in this venture, at least I had the basic qualifications to become a police officer.

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