The Bow Ramp

Thursday, March 10, 2005

What's in a Name? (Part II)

Why am I using "74" for a blog name? Most everyone in the military eventually gets equipped with a radio handle or nickname. Sometimes one nickname will last forever -- sometimes you end up with several. Most of them are bestowed upon you by your buddies and many of them are unflattering. I had several at one time or another but "74" was the only one that isn't in common use around the blogosphere. That one is also my oldest handle. It was given to me by Chief Harvey, my first LCPO when I casually mentioned one day that the number 74 seemed to be popping up frequently around me. Like many things in life, a simple comment can have major consequences.