Travel Diary: Panama City (PC), FL, day five, part VIII

I will admit to a certain hastiness in forming impressions of individuals, as a company grade officer working with NATO forces from 1990 – 1992, that skill was invaluable – MG (Major General , as in a two-Star flag officer) Wheeler , then the DCSPERS (Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel) for the U.S. Army’s V Corps, who I’d once solved a difficult problem for at Fort Hood in 1989 while on convalescent leave from Fort Ord, once told me in the opulent V Corps officers club in Frankfurt:

“Son, you and I both know that the Frog Lieutenant Colonel serving as the Frog Brigadier’s aide de Camp is light in the f****** loafers, but if he makes a pass at you and you grace the floor of the dining facility with a few of his chicklets, I’m going to have to throw the book at you.”

I was frankly too drunk to realize if a “pass” occurred or not, so that situation resolved itself.

After watching Luke Hemsworth in Hickok, though, I tell you this: He’s only a working actor because of his brothers Chris and Liam. Left to his own devices he’d never have made it past even Kevin Spacey’s casting couch.

Nepotism pisses me off, although I’m honest enough to admit that had I been it’s beneficiary I’d feel differently about it.

And that’s all I have to say about that.

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