Ep. 56 // Fire in the Commode: Colonel Jay Clason
He’s back with even more eyebrow-raising hilarity and deep-rooted
conviction. Colonel Jay Clason willingly jumped back in the hot seat at
Terminal Exchange to finish the tale from his last episode’s cliffhanger. Plus,
he’s got more war stories and advice to share.
In the slush of
winter, Jay questions why you learn to put chains on in a warm, dry
environment? And he’s got a more realistic way to train.
And with so many
stories to tell, we jump from tire chains to an encounter with a North American
elephant – that is not a statue, I repeat, it is not a statue, and how visiting
churches and showing up to God appointments throughout the nation has given him
some fantastic stories to tell.
in American cabs to conversations on the hoods of Humvees in communist
countries, come close, because Jay has some stories to tell.
- “My recommendation for our trainers is bring the
trainee in and put down about three inches of ice and let him lay in it, and
when he’s up underneath there trying to fasten it, well, just throw a couple of
buckets of ice water on him. And he’ll be prepared for the real world.”
- “That thing starts shaking violently, and all of
a sudden the door pops open, and this soldier comes flying out backward,
jumping on one foot and his boot’s on fire!”
- “This fella jumped up on my running board, I
rolled down the window, and he says, ‘Just wait right here, I’ll get my
- “It was like the spirit of God was impressing on
me to stop and help this guy.”
- “She said, ‘You are here as an answer to my
prayer. I’m 87 years old. I have been praying for my husband to become a
Christian since the day we got married. I have been praying in the past two
weeks, ‘Lord, do not let me die without knowing what happened to my husband.
You are here in answer to prayer, and I can pass in peace.’”
- “You never know who you’re going to meet where and
what opportunity the Lord is going to give. And it may be the last opportunity
for that individual.”
- “Just as my boot hit the ground and I look out
there, I’ve got 17 AK47’s pointed right at my chest.”
- “I’m gonna die, but I sure hope none of my
soldiers do. And I really hope that that young Corporal on that second Humvee
is manning that machine gun.”
- “He lamented to my mom, ‘If that boy could do
his homework as well as he remembered jokes, he’d be a straight-A student.’”