Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:25 pm 
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*************** BUY THAT GOVERNMEN’S INSURANCE **********************




Boudreaux, the smoothest-talking Cajun in the Louisiana National Guard, got called up to active duty. Boudreaux's first assignment was in a military induction center. Because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits about government benefits, especially the GI insurance to which they were entitled.

The officer in charge soon noticed that Boudreaux was getting a 99% sign-up rate for the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance. This was remarkable, because it cost these low-income recruits $30.00 per month for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already providing at no charge.

The officer decided he'd sit in the back of the room at the next briefing and observe Boudreaux's sales pitch.

Boudreaux stood up before the latest group of inductees and said, "If you has da normal GI insurans an' you goes to Afghanistan an' gets youself killed, da govment' pays you benefishery $20,000. If you takes out da suppmental insurans, which cost you only t'irty dollars a munt, den da governmen' gots ta pay you benefishery $400,000!


Now," Boudreaux concluded, "which bunch you tink da governmen’ gonna send ta Afghanistan first?"


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:50 pm 
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Boudreau, hell. That sounds like Johnny Michelle from Many, La.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:07 pm 
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Colston Newton wrote:
Boudreau, hell. That sounds like Johnny Michelle from Many, La.


I bet that story originated with Jus-tin Wil-son and the Korean War.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:24 pm 
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Colston Newton wrote:
Boudreau, hell. That sounds like Johnny Michelle from Many, La.


That would be properly prounced locally as Man-e, LA. I spent a weekend in there a long time ago. One of my idiot, just out of basic GI buddies, had the good fortune to pickup the supposedly soon to be ex-wife of a local deputy. Cause of full scale panic.

Many is also the birthplace of the Mr. Twister plastic worm and grubs.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:05 am 
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I met Johnny when he was the enlisted man assigned to duty at Hq. one night when I was officer of the day. Boy, that Cajun could tell some tales. I represented him when he was court martialed for something, too. He had a clerk MOS but showed up wearing a CBI. The judge was curious about that and Johnny spun a tale about getting it by helping defend Ton Son Nhut during Tet. Later he was given a less than honorable discharge by a board but somehow just happened to know a clerk at the admin section who messed up and gave him an honorable.


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