So we all liked to pick on the new LTs. And some of them were pretty cool. One of those LTs was Blue. Fields was his real name, but he earned the name blue one flight.
Back a few years ago the toliets on our plane were basically porta-potties. You know with the hole that had a toilet seat over it, then the bucket underneath with the blue chemical to catch all the stuff. That's what we had. Nasty I know, but what can you do?
Well during this flight, Lt. Fields had to go and take care of business. So he goes back in the crapper. Unfortunately for him about the time he got in there and go settled we hit and air pocket and dropped a few hundred feet in a few seconds.
Now if you've flown you know when this happens everything sort of floats up in the air, then when the plane regains it's lift everything comes crashing down again. Well in the toilet there are no seatbelts, so poor Lt. Fields goes floating up in the air. Also joining him in his free float is the contents of the toilet that he had previously been occupying. He hits the ceiling, followed closely by the blue toilet chemical. Which subsequently covers his exposed portions. As the plane regains lift, he falls back to the toilet faster than said liquid. So it all sort of rains down on him.
If that wasn't bad enough it was early in the flight, and since it was particularly life threatening we continued the mission. Lt. Fields tried to clean himself up as much as possible, but by the time we landed he was stained a nice shade of blue. Sort of like a 6'2" Smurf.
He goes to the clinic to get a cut he got one his back checked out, and they get it cleaned out, and question him about his blue tint. He explains what happened, but because he had to have 3 stitches to sew up the gash in his back, and there water we used to shower wasn't potable he couldn't shower until 3 days later when the wound had healed enough to avoid infection. So for 3 days Lt. Fields walked around the base with a blue tint.
And that's how you get a nickname in the Air Force that will never go away.