A-hunting we will go
by Mike Gombert
Some time in the sixties. There was a SSGT Laudermilk (sp?) a 276XX
radar Ops type, that was a bird hunter: pheasant, ducks, geese etc.
Anyhow, one evening we were sitting around in the NCO club and in walks
Laudermilk. He had just returned from goose hunting in Canada. He wanted
to show all of us his kills - if I remember right he announced that he had 4 or 5 geese in
the trunk of his car or back of his truck. We
all went out to look and we all started to laugh at once! The great
hunter had a trunk full of SWANS which we all new were illegal to hunt
and which all we knew were a protected species. We asked how he got across
the border and he said "they just waved me through!" We explained his
transgression and invited ourselves over for a Swan Roast, however, he
went straight home (base housing) and buried his "GEESE" in the
backyard!!!!! Boy, did we rib him for awhile!