An Indonesian Woman Locks Her Knees

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:

A female Indonesian member from the airforce contingent lies on the ground after fainting during a ceremony marking Indonesia’s 67th Independence Day in front of the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.