First one went down smooth…way too smooth…and before I could
say that’ll do it Michael had already done it again for us all.
And then Marlboro and DR swiveled around and asked me to stand
for the Presentation. I said what presentation, and even Michael
asked me to stand for the Presentation. So I stood up and Michael
pretty much came to attention behind the bar as he’d been in on it
from earlier that day.
Marlboro pulled out a piece of Delta Airlines stationary on which
he’d printed block letters by scratching the lines over and over, DR
placed a paper bag on the bar, and Marlboro read from the sheet:
It is with the highest honor that we hereby present
General Spicer Medal
The first thing for you to know is that nothing about the following story is unique. The places we came from were different, and all that went into who we were at that certain point in our lives may have been different, but the results were the same and our willingness and determination were identical.