An Army General, a Marine General and a Navy Admiral are all sitting around discussing who’s service is better and whose troops are more brave.
The Admiral (well into his second or third ice tea) announces to the group, ” My SEALS are the BEST in the world and to prove it I’ll have one do the impossible” as he reaches for the phone. Well the other two commanders are in an uproar and each one promptly calls for his best soldier.
When all three representatives have arrived, the Admiral states, ” Since it was my idea, I’m first” and turning to the SEAL, he says ” I want you to go down that cliff, swim across those 10 miles of shark infested waters, climb up that shear cliff and return with 2 bird eggs… unbroken of course.” The SEAL (being the highly trained soldier that he is) turned running towards the cliff. After performing a triple-lindy into the water, the SEAL swam across the 10 miles (all the while beating off sharks with his bare hands) and reaching the far cliff, he began climbing. Near the top of the cliff, he grabs the two eggs and starts back down (all the time, fighting off mean birds). Upon reaching the sea he swims back across (once again fighting off sharks) and climbs back up the first cliff. He then runs back over to the Admiral and hands him the 2 unbroken eggs.
The Marine General says “that was nothing”, and turning to the Force Recon Marine he says ” I want you to go down that cliff, swim across those waters, climb that other cliff, then move across the 4 miles of unmapped jungle and bring me back 2 eggs from the mountain on the other side of the jungle.” And with that the Force Recon Marine moved-out. Traveling down the cliff, swimming across the sea, climbing the far cliff, moving through the jungle and upon reaching the 2 eggs, he heads back (all the while fighting off lions, tigers, bears, sharks, and mean birds). Finally reaching the General, the Marine hands him the eggs.
The Army General then says, “Very nice gentlemen, but here’s true bravery” and turning towards his BEST (an Airborne Infantryman), he says ” I want you to go down that cliff, across that sea, up the far cliff, thru the 4 miles of unmapped jungle, over the mountain and bring me back 2 eggs from the forest on the other side.” The Paratrooper looks at the General, then the cliff, and again back to the General, where he says “SCREW YOU SIR!”, renders a proper hand salute and walks away. The General turn towards the other two (both with their jaws on the table) and says, “Now gentlemen, that’s BRAVERY….”