Busted by my training sergeant—basic training memories

I had a sergeant who had a distinct voice, sort of Humphrey Bogart style, and he tried to have the most serious look as possible. But he was really a Teddy bear.

One afternoon we were getting ready for barracks inspection; I stood in front of our company and proceeded to talk like Sgt. Huff and everyone was laughing. As I kept up my comedy routine, I noticed that the guys were getting silent.

I felt someone breathing behind me, and lo and behold it was Huff.

He told me to follow him to his quarters.

"Yes, Sgt. Huff," I said, still imitating him. Well, he broke out into a smile, which was the first time we all had seen him smile. He was a cool guy, a great teacher, a sergeant and a gentlemen.

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