Education: Parade Rest

The regulations of the U.S. Navy and of the U.S. Naval Academy reflect decades of service wisdom in facing up to all sorts of military situations. But the regulations have nothing explicit to say about what to do when a starling comes to roost on a second classman's shoulder in the middle of June Week ceremonies at Annapolis (see cut). That left the matter up to Drummer Peter F. H. Hughes of Chicago to work out for himself.

Since Drummer Hughes was at parade rest at the time, with his hands behind his back,...

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