When this was sent to me it was prefaced with these words:

Designed by DoD Office of Heraldry:   In anticipation of the “limited action” in Syria…New Shoulder Patch for US Troops in Syria…”

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However, I suspect that anyone who has ever been in long enough for any expeditionary medal deserves it.

 

 

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SPEAKING GERMAN IN TEXAS

In Texas there is a town called New Braunfels , where there is a large German-speaking population.

One day, a local rancher driving down a country road noticed a man using his hand to drink water from the rancher’s stock pond.

The rancher rolled down the window and shouted: “Sehr angenehm! Trink das Wasser nicht. Die Kuehe haben darein geschissen.”

This means: ‘Glad to meet you! Don’t drink the water. The cows have shit in it.’

The man shouted back: “I’m from New York and just down here campaigning for Obama’s health care plan. I can’t understand you. Please speak in English.”

The rancher replied: “Use both hands.”