ARMY & NAVY: It Shouldn't Happen To A Dog

Definition of No. 1 air priority (Army) Transport Command): reserved for White House personnel, generals (two-wtar or better),* and personnel on missions of extreme military urgency.

Seaman First Class Leon LeRoy, 18, had an emergency leave and a No. 3 priority. He was on his way to Antioch, Calif. to comfort his recently widowed mother. At Memphis Bluejacket LeRoy was told to get his gear off the plane: his No. 3 priority had been trumped by a No. 1; 300 pounds of critical material was" coming aboard. A Seabee and an Army technical sergeant, both...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!