My daughter is getting married later this month.
I got a new suit and new shoes for the wedding.
Even though I spent more than two hours trimming threads (we used a less politically correct term then for those loose threads) and polishing NEW shoes, GYSGT Perry and SSGT Weeks would find my efforts to be totally UNSAT and I'd be destined to perform "side straddle hops....forever" to pay for my inattention to detail, I still relace my shoes (outboard over inboard).
Fresh out of college in 1973 and expecting to become a Naval Aviator, I quickly learned that the USMC stood between me and a fine Navy flying machine. Turns out that it was a life changing experience. Like I said, 40 years later and I still think of those two fine gentlemen whenever I buy a new pair of shoes. Lots of other times, too.
Attention to detail...a valuable lesson. Just one of many I learned from my militery service.
Thanks Marines, for making me a better man.
Aviation Officer Candidate School Class 27-73, NAS Pensacola, FL
"A superior pilot is one who uses his superior judgement to avoid situations which might require the demonstration of his superior skills."