Bill Cosby Speaks About His Time In the U.S. Navy

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Bill Cosby Speaks About His Time In the US Navy

Bill Cosby Speaks About His Time In the U.S. Navy


Bill Cosby

U.S. Navy

September 15, 2010

Bill Cosby Speaks About His Time In the U.S. Navy

U.S. Navy

September 15, 2010

Interview with Mr. Bill Cosby, comedian and 2010 Lone Sailor Award recipient who served in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. The Lone Sailor Award is presented to Sea Service veterans who have excelled with distinction in their civilian careers.

"What I learned in the U.S. Navy"

Bill Cosby

Lone Sailor Award Winner

Bill Cosby: It wasn't clear, until the first morning, when I awoke.

It didn't happen to me on my own.

A very rude man came in, in uniform and started banging on pots and pans, and yelling, at 04:30.

And he passed by my bunk, and kept going, banging on other people's bunks.

And I thought: 'This is very rude.'

That was, in fact, my wake-up call. About responsibility. And about learning how to take it on.

U.S. Navy question: What advice would you give current sailors and marines, about things that they should do, to make their civilian careers after the military successful?

Bill Cosby: While in, study. Study. Study. Study.

While in take full responsibility of all academic treats that one is offered.

Try to seriously think about a goal that you can achieve.

Or one that you want to achieve.

Because I think that the hands-on practicum is very very important.

This is the experience that you get.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).