May 3, 1952

On May 3, 1952 history recorded that Lieutenant Colonel Joseph O. Fletcher and Lieutenant Colonel William P. Benedict of the US Airforce landed a ski-modified C-47 at the geographic North Pole. History also notes that Fletcher climbed out of the plane and walked to the exact geographic North Pole. What history didn’t note was how the elves of Santa’s Irregular 3rd Division of Marine and Polar Warfare were able to repulse and send the invaders packing. Fletcher was unofficially quoted as saying, “Those little red-cap wearing ass-holes were armed with Gatlin guns that fired sharpened peppermint sticks and coal. Benedict almost got lost an eye, because of those little jerks.” Dean Acheson, the US Secretary of State was quickly able to contact Santa and get everything sorted out, but Fletcher and Benedict were sacrificed for the good of the country. They were put on the ‘Naughty List” for life.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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