Sent by alert emailer Frank – and you know the press…you’ll never see this in the mainstream media.
To share with your U. S. Navy buddies…
Sacramento, CA., May 17, 2007
An Navy Chief narrowly escaped serious injury recently when he decided to try horseback riding, even though he had no lessons or prior experience. He mounted the horse, unassisted, and the horse immediately sprang into action. As it galloped along at a steady and rhythmic pace, the Chief began to slip from the saddle. In terror, he grabbed for the horse’s mane, but could not get a firm grip. He tried to throw his arms around the horse’s neck, but he began to slide down the side of the horse anyway! The horse galloped along, seemingly impervious to its slipping rider.
Finally, losing his frail grip, the Chief attempted to leap away from the horse and throw himself to safety. Unfortunately, his foot became entangled in the stirrup, and he was now at the mercy of the horse’s pounding hooves as his head struck against the ground over and over and over. As his head was being battered against the ground and he was mere moments away from unconsciousness, to his great fortune a Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant shopping at Wal-Mart saw him and quickly unplugged the horse.