Murray bennett story part 5
WILD EXCITING AND INTERESTING TIMES WITH GENERALS
One day Murray was sitting at the motor pool in his car when he was told to pick up a general at the Sheraton Hotel and he proceeded to the Sheraton Hotel to do so. He had one heck of a time getting there because in Washington at that time of day all the roads were one way in the opposite direction heading at him. This is a fine example that many times like in WA we may feel everything is against us, yet if we really apply ourselves we find there is no problem insurmountable.
He got there as quick as he could and soon as the general saw him he started yelling “where have you been” “I have been waiting and waiting” Murray just told him get in the car and sit down I’ll get you there as soon as possible.
The general wanted to get to Fort Belvoir immediately. Well Murray headed up Highway one straight to the Fort as fast as he could swerving in and out of traffic breaking the speed limit with the general sitting on his shoulders yelling “faster, faster” “cut between these cars”, “go around that car”, “cut between these cars”, “go around that car”, “faster”.
All the way there approximately 35 miles Murray had this general leaning on his seat yelling “faster”, “cut between these cars”, “go around that car”, “faster”, “faster”. As he got close to the Fort there was a stop sign at the top of the hill that Murray knew the MPs always watched but the general ordered him to run it and Murray did.
Immediately the MPs siren was heard behind Murray’s car and all Murray heard was a general yelling “faster”, “faster”. As they got to the Fort gate where you are supposed to stop for inspection the general told him to run it and Murray did. As soon as Murray ran the gate, those MPs stationed at the gate were after him too, but all Murray heard was the general yelling “faster”, “faster” and lickety-split Murray sped up and got that general to the parade grounds where he had an inspection to do, they made it with just five minutes to spare.
When the general got out, he said he never had so much fun in his life and Murray commented neither did he and of course when the MPs saw who it was, they just disappeared. There appeared to be approximately 12 to 14,000 troops on that parade field waiting for that generals inspection or speech, Murray never knew because he left heading back to the motor pool to see about picking up his next trip doubting he would ever get another exciting ride like that again for a long, long time if ever.
Early one morning Murray picked up a three-star general who was head of the Quartermaster Corps and headed 200 miles to Fort Lee. On the way the general asked Murray if he would mind if he practiced his speech, Murray said fine. The general also asked during the drive for Murray to pull over so we could relieve himself and Murray asked if he wanted to stop at a tree or a gas station and the general replied a tree was fine.
Once they made it to the post the general got out and went into the headquarters and Murray slumped down in his seat and relaxed and waited for him. Meanwhile, the general of the post arrived with a captain and a Sgt. Along, they parked next to Murray’s car and went into the headquarters as well. In a short time.
Soon the captain came back out and asked Murray did he not salute a general when he saw one, and Murray being caught did not know what to say at first. Then the captain asked him who he was driving for, when Murray replied the captain quickly changing his attitude, asked Murray if he had breakfast yet.
After Murray and the general left Fort Lee heading back to Washington the general had Murray pull off the road approximately 20 miles from Fort Lee. The time was approximately 11 AM and from then on until close to dark the general had Murray drive all over those country roads. Murray received the most in-depth history lesson on the Revoluntionary War ever expected, without question it was extremely interesting but way over Murray’s head.
The general had him park and took him to certain hills and explained if certain generals during the Revoluntionary War had performed different maneuvers, they would have won that battle instead of losing. They spent the entire summer day out there and returned to Washington just as it was getting dark, Murray said it was like getting a college education in Revoluntionary War history. He has often desired to return to that place and retrace his steps thinking back to that memory.
Please continue to pray for Florentino and his daughter, no one has received any word about her condition as of yet we can only hope for the best. Our combined prayers I am sure will certainly help her heal.
Once again I request your constructive criticism on my writing, I have shortened my paragraphs as many have suggested and have continued to improve my writing is much as possible, thank you everyone for helping me.