None Other Than a Soldier
As a newly commissinaed infantry lieutenant, I was eager to set an example for my platoon by cleaning my own M-16 rifle. While we were working on the weapons, one soldier complained about the unusual notched shape of the M-16's bolt and chamber, which makes it difficult to clean.
＂Lieutenant, they need to make something to clean this with,＂ the soldier said.
＂They do,＂ piped up a sergeant.
＂Really,＂ I said with surprise, wondering why we had not ordered such a tool.
＂Yes, sir,＂ replied the sergeant. ＂It's called a soldier.＂