Monday, March 14, 2016
I just found out a couple of hams call me 'Corporal Yakasumi'.
It is because someone started a rumor a while back that I was sending CW (Morse) messages on the ham bands claiming to be a leftover Japanese holdout from WW2 out in New Guinea someplace.
I guess a while ago someone did that and stirred up a hornet's nest.
Anyway, someone said that it was the kind of thing I would do and they're probably right. I have a sick sense of humor. I once posted on a board that I served with Colonel Roosevelt in Cuba.
Most people chuckled but enter the Dumb $hits who believed it. Hilarity ensued when someone pointed out that knowing how to count can save someone a lot of social embarrassment.
If the people that either believed I served with TR or accused me of being a glory hound faker had bothered to do a little mental math they would realize that I would have to be about 136 years old.
Still, when I was frst accused of the CW misdeed I simply grinned and didn't deny it. After all, that is a pretty good mark to have on one's record.
The stories surrounding a misdeed like that tend to grow and grow. Last time I heard the rumor was that the Japanese Army were sending out two or three battalions to look for him.
I came here to patently deny this misdeed but as I sit here writing I don't think I will. I will neither confirm nor deny it.
Besides, I am beginning to like being called Corporal Yakasumi.
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