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Waldo.Pepper
01-21-2007, 04:07 PM
Art Buchwald that is.

After Pearl Harbor the 17 year old tried unsuccessfully to enlist. While visiting an out-of-state friend, Buchwald decided to pay a vagrant to pretend to be his father and he got into the Marines. Assigned to an air wing, he served in the Pacific Theater in an ordnance unit.

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cocoon/vhp-stories/loc.natlib.afc2001001.24003/

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2007/01/18/...UCHWALD_FEATURE.html (http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/khtml/2007/01/18/obituaries/20070118_BUCHWALD_FEATURE.html)

leitmotiv
01-21-2007, 04:29 PM
He had a great story about his army days. He knew a fellow soldier who ways always getting his way with the girls, and he couldn't figure it because the guy was no Cary Grant. The soldier told B to come along with him one night and see how he scored. So, after hitting a bar, they end up with two girls, and in the girls' apartment. B is getting nowhere, as usual, and he notices his pal has the girl he is with sitting right next to him with her arm around him. He is saying: I have this problem, it's just too horrible to tell. She is saying: Tell me, I want to help! The soldier says: I can't tell you---it is too horrible. Tell me! Tell me! Well, since you insist---well, I have this problem---I like men. B is stunned by what he is hearing. The girl kisses the soldier and says, Don't worry, I'll cure that!

dugong
01-21-2007, 07:57 PM
Reminds me of my uncle - who borrowed his older brother's birth certificate to join he Army. Crazy.

wayno7777
01-21-2007, 08:09 PM
~S~ Art Buchwald and that story is mint!....