Is it me or does this Sailor look a little out of regs with his beard and all? Or is it a picture of a female Sailor? I have a hard time telling these cats apart. And while we’re on maritime subjects, I’ve heard of killer SEALs, but not these old-fashioned guys. . .
I have heard of men standing in the shadows of their wives and vice versa. But this is a new one. A man who is painted to resemble his (possible) wife. Look closely at the female sailor. You see Liu Bolin?
The bottom-line rule for standing in ranks is not to lock your knees. I was in formation once when a female Sailor passed out. She flopped against the asphalt. I was about five feet behind her and helpless, but a friend of mine managed to grab part of her uniform as she fell. And this slowed her descent. Still, she got a bloody nose. Twasn’t pretty.
Nor was this Indonesian woman’s fall, an airman, lying on the grass, out cold. Perhaps she locked her knees or became dehydrated: