"....to err is human......"

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"....to err is human......"

Postby sdmytriw on Fri Jan 18, 2008 9:39 pm

We've all heard it - one way or another. This is the patch that was circulating with it way back when (I didn't notice it posted anywhere else). I'm not sure where the line of good taste is drawn on this forum, and if I've gone too far, I apologize and assume the moderator will take proper action.
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Re: "....to err is human......"

Postby SAC Killer on Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:30 pm

The moderator's proper action is to leave it alone; it is an historic crew relic. Thanks for posting it. I'd forgotten that one. Now I'll probably have nightmares tonight by dreaming I'm back on alert.
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Re: "....to err is human......"

Postby hockey85 on Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:20 am

I have no problem with it. I'm a big fan of history.
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Re: "....to err is human......"

Postby AE on Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:32 pm

Actually, this is the truncated version of SAC's unofficial motto. The complete version was: "To Err is Human, To Forgive is Divine; Neither is SAC Policy." AE
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Re: "....to err is human......"

Postby Master Technician on Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:30 am

I have seen that in the past, but I thought the unofficial motto was, "Peace is our Profession, War is just a Hobby"
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Re: "....to err is human......"

Postby AE on Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:57 am

Actually, the "war" elaboration is just an unofficial extension to the official motto. It came along much later. In fact, if my neural timeline is accurate, it followed Chain's change of the official motto from "Peace is Our Profession" to "War is Our Profession ~ Peace is Our Product." (Remember that?) That lasted only one CINC before being changed back and I think the "hobby" surfaced around the time the original official motto was reinstituted.

I do like the SACastrated emblem though... have several patches of that design, a couple of which have the "To Err..." slogan on them. AE
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Re: "....to err is human......"

Postby SAC Killer on Mon Jan 28, 2008 1:35 pm

The late Gen. Russ Dougherty, while CINCSAC, made "To err is human, to forgive divine, and neither is SAC policy" the officially unofficial motto if anyone did. I actually heard him say it in a speech he gave, and I'm sure he used it more than once.
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