Dick Nourse Recalls Encounter With Drill Instructor

Dick Nourse Recalls Encounter With Drill Instructor

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(KSL News) As we honor veterans, we want to honor our own Dick Nourse, who served in both the Army and Air Force Reserves. That was before he started his 43-year career at KSL.

Since he's retiring from the anchor desk at the end of this month, we're looking back at his incredible career. On one military assignment back in 2001, he met his match with a Marine drill instructor in San Diego.

The drill instructor said, "Get off the bus right now! All the way down. Let's go!"

Dick had joined a group of civic leaders and major employers in Utah who were touring naval and military bases in San Diego. As Dick was hustling to get his feet on the famous "yellow footprints" at Marine boot camp, the drill instructor couldn't wait to get right in his face!

"Your feet on my footsteps! Get 'em there now! Heels together. Feet at a 45-degree angle! Get your eyeballs up front!" he commanded.

"Aye, aye, sir," Dick answered.

"No! Louder!" demanded the instructor.

"Aye, aye, sir," Dick responded.

The instructor did get Dick's attention, and we're sure he and the other drill instructors at the San Diego Marine Corps Recruit Depot always have the attention of anyone around them.

This and a lot of other Dick Nourse memories from our archives are at the link on this page. You can even leave a message for Dick there.

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