John Barrett—“Jack” to his friends—has a couple of standby jokes. The first one has to do with his US Army rank during World War II, “PFC,” or Private First Class.
“You know what that is?” he asked. “That’s a private, buckin’ to be a civilian!”
The other involves asking folks if they’d like to see his Army discharge papers. He then grins and pulls out a tiny, miniaturized copy that he’s been carrying it in his wallet since 1946. COURIER photo/Steven Felschundneff