Fort Bragg, N.C. — An Army major met a disastrous end when he was forced to attend morning PT formation for the first time in seven years, sources confirmed today.
Maj. Eric Hindenburg burst into a ball of fire the moment the battalion commander called the unit to attention.
“We couldn’t tell if it was the sun coming up or one of the joes lighting more fireworks or what. I’ve seen some strange things before, but I've never actually seen a major at PT formation,” Sgt. Mark Tunguska told reporters.
Famous for delegating nearly all responsibility, sitting in eight hours worth of meetings a day, and a near universal acceptance of the dad bod, majors have long been an acceptable and simultaneously disdained reality the Army has sustained to keep the wheels of the machine coasting forward.
“Major Hindenburg was ... well, come to think of it, he was sort of like all the other majors I’ve ever met. Uh, he was a guy. I guess that’s the only thing I remember about him,” continued Tunguska.
Fellow majors reacted with shock and remorse. Maj. John Morrison, the battalion operations officer, buckled and wept at the news of Hindenberg's demise.
“Oh, the humanity!” he cried.
The battalion's majors scheduled a vigil to take place tonight at the local Waffle House.
Hindenburg is survived by ten cats, air stream, and fridge full of micro brews in his garage.