Best Defense

This sea dog appears ready for the overboard drill, but not happy about it

Butch is thinking, “I better get a goddam good treat if I have to jump in that cold water.”

October 1952 ---  O'Brien, mascot of the  wears his life jacket during drill practice in the Sea of Japan. October 1952. --- Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS
October 1952 --- O'Brien, mascot of the wears his life jacket during drill practice in the Sea of Japan. October 1952. --- Image by © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS

 

Butch is thinking, “I better get a goddam good treat if I have to jump in that cold water.”

Photo credit: ♪_Lisa_♪/Flickr

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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