In the Home Guard
Casey joined the Home Guard during the Second World War and was given a rifle,
ammunition and a very important task.
'I want you to guard the town against enemy insurgents,' said the captain.
'We've got a curfew in force. Anyone out of doors after midnight is to be shot
There stood Casey at the town square, ever alert, when suddenly a figure came
out of the darkness.
'Who goes there?' called Casey.
'Mick McGee,' came the answer.
Bang! Casey shot the man down.
'Good shot,' said the captain, 'but it's only eleven thirty.'
'Yes,' said Casey, 'but I know where he lived and he'd never have made it
home in time!'