Photos That Make Us Wonder

July 24, 2011, Shalikashvilli

OK, does anyone else wonder about the main picture in the Shalikashvili obituary in The Times?

July 24, 2011, Shalikashvilli
OK, how about now?

July 24, 2011, Shalikashvilli

Sir, Gen. Shalikashvili, sir, are you wearing hearing protection, sir?

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About lmharnisch

I work at the Los Angeles Times
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2 Responses to Photos That Make Us Wonder

  1. Mike says:

    Looks like the good general has bested his background neighbor in the rapid-fire drill. Notice that the general is not firing a standard Army pistol, but a smaller weapon. Rank hath its privilege. As for the hearing protection (lack of): In his many years firing every type of weapon, I’ll wager firing that tiny 9mm pistol didn’t do any further harm to his hearing. Great site, Larry, et al!

    • lmharnisch says:

      @Mike: The general was photographed on a 1995 visit to the Czech republic. Notice he goes for the two-handed grip in contrast to his left-handed neighbor.

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