“I’ll get ‘The Hog,'” said I. Of Snipers and Fishermen.

One of our fishermen in the parish, who takes care of the fisheries, that is, gave me his pellet rifle the other day complaining that the scope was off a bit, and therefore he could no longer successfully shoo away, as it were, the kingfishers, who eat enormous quantities of fish, the crows, who only eat the eyes of the fish and leave the rest, and the blue heron, for which he has a special permit. He knows nothing about zeroing in scopes. Neither do it. I might know something about Glocks, but that’s it. “I’ll get ‘The Hog,'” said I.

“The Hog” wears a “Hog’s Tooth” on paracord around his neck. A “Hog’s Tooth” is a 7.62x 51mm NATO round usually shot out of the M40A6, he being a Marine Sniper with plenty of confirmed kills. He lives just down the street. He was happy to take the pellet rifle for such a good end to zero it in. He did it right away, and it works great says the fisherman.

Meanwhile, “The Hog” and I got to talking, and the conversation came around to my dad, as it does when speaking of all things USMC. Being a history buff, he wanted to have a look-see at dad’s medals list and the actual medals that Mark Meadows and the great Beverly were able to obtain for me (after decades of no success with just me trying).

And that brings me to today…

  • Today, June 11, is the anniversary of the slaying of Father Kenneth Walker. But, more on that later.
  • Today, June 11, is the anniversary of the death of my dad. But, more on that later.

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5 responses to ““I’ll get ‘The Hog,'” said I. Of Snipers and Fishermen.

  1. nancyv

    Wow
    wow
    wow
    I mean no disrespect here Father! This is just in response to your last 3 posts that made my jaw drop. Deo gratias. (and a prayer offered for the dear souls of Fr. Kenneth Walker and your parents)

  2. Anne Maliborski

    A heartfelt prayer for your Dad, Father…………….
    A special permit for the Blue Heron? Noooo! Can’t we use netting or something?

  3. And thanks for the reminder about Fr Walker. I heard that after his death some nuns took to calling him Father Runner due to his getting their prayer requests sorted so promptly…

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