The Advocate [Baton Rouge, LA]
6 June 2015
Smiley: Late warning [column]
Getting his attention
Dear Smiley: My brother, an Air Force pilot in the late ’50s and early ’60s, tells of a squadron he was in where they had a very ‘gung ho’ security officer.
About once a week one of the pilots would find a matchbox on the seat of his aircraft with a note that said, “This is a bomb. What action will you take?”
Then they had to go through the whole security drill business.
He said they took a large, heavy dummy bomb casing from a display at the armory and put it in the back seat of the security officer’s car.
Attached was a note that said, “This is a matchbox. What action will you take?”
There was an immediate reduction in security drills.