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September 6, 2013
Posted at 10:39 pm
 

Wild Bill's Last Hand

I knew that if I wrote anything about Wild Bill Hickock that the long knives would come out.

Yes, I knew that Bill died with his back to the door. What I was commenting on was the almost unconscious habit that I and some other veterans exhibit of placing our backs to the wall.

My good Marine friend, the Late, Great Roy, would always try to arrive at a restaurant or coffee shop before me, so as to have the most secure seat.

Rest easy, Roy. I've got your seat.