For those of us who have spent time in or around the military, there’s a common joke.
The only difference between a fairy tale, a sea story and a war story is how they begin:
A fairy tale begins with “Once upon a time…”
A sea story begins with “Now, this is no lie…”
A war story begins with “No $#!+, there I was…”
It turns out that they all end the same way:
“I’m Brian Williams, NBC News.”