Part 5. Entertainment
During one of our TDY tours to Shemya, a USO unit arrived and put on a show at the base theater. Along with the usual cadre of beautiful women, the Emcee was Pedro Armandariz, who starred with John Wayne in the movie, "The High And Mighty". As the rehearsed show came to an end, Senor Armandariz announced that there would be a dance contest and volunteers were needed to come up to the stage and dance with the ladies. Of course there was a storm of volunteers, but eventually, the same number of volunteers as there were ladies was selected and the contest began. One volunteer danced as if he had two left feet, while the others were quite proficient in the art of dancing. At long last, it was time to select the winner and the emcee left that to the audience, based on the applause for each contestant. The lousiest dancer won hands down. The emcee motioned to the winner to come close to him, along with the lady who was his partner. The emcee suddenly grabbed the winner by the back of his head and forced his face into the bosom of the pretty lady. The crowd went wild! All the winner could do was to yell, "I've been blessed by God!" Unbeknownst to the emcee, and the ladies, the winner happened to be the Base Chaplain!!!