Shark Watch!
   by Jimmy Howell, USS Tecumseh, 1984-88

During a swim call off Eleuthra island, the guys inflated a couple of surgical gloves to bat around while swimming. One of these "ballooned gloves" got away from them and drifted about 100-150 yards away from the boat. 

The CO who was on the bridge at the time asked the "shark watch" if he thought he could hit the balloon. 

With no warning to the swimmers, the watch popped off 5-6 rounds with his M14. 

The old saying "Like a Deer in the Headlights" was never better illustrated than by those guys peering at the gunman.

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