A Fireman’s Carry for Non-Firemen

Invariably, being a bruiser, I get stuck with some large galoop when it comes to the fireman’s carry in Navy PT. Like poor Sgt. Andre Lobban, carrying a lively looking casualty:

U.S. Army Sgt. Andre Lobban, a spur candidate with Palehorse Troop, 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment carries a casualty through a simulated minefield during a spur ride, Operation Swift Saber.

Um ladies, please un-doff (put on) your earmuffs. Guys, should you be ever be carried in a fireman’s carry, please make sure you are (properly) anatomically arranged. If you are ill-prepared south of the equator, in your tropical region, it’ll be a mistake you’ll never make again. I speak from experience. The bad news, I was in pain for about thirty minutes. The good news, I was finally able to sing La Donna Mobile in soprano. A feat not repeated in the Northern Hemisphere since my incident. . .