Faithlife
Faithlife

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            During Operation Desert Storm, I was part of a field-hospital team stationed in northern Saudi Arabia.  One day, I noticed a small rip in the canvas vestibule of our hospital laboratory and asked the section sergeant to fix it.  He put a strip of heavy tape on the wall to seal the tear until he had time to stitch it up.  A month later, the tape was still there – now deteriorating from the desert heat and sand.  I called the sergeant over.  “Sarge,” I said, “I don’t want to see that old tape up there the next time I’m through here!”

            Walking to the hospital lab the next day, I saw haw the sergeant had followed my orders – a new piece of tape was stuck across the wall.” - contributed by Maj. John Forney


Readers Digest, January 1994, page 128

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