Chief of Smoke

George Martinez (second person on left facing the camera) was Chief of Firing Battery and my favorite enlisted career soldier (lifer) in A Battery. He was good at his work. A cigar was in his mouth most of the time and he talked tough but took care of his men. He called everyone joker and got many jokes directed at him. He had the ability to assign unwanted jobs so the joker was often the punch line.

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