Poor Bill 34 

He was negative many days from retirement!

My late father would undoubtedly enjoy a chuckle at this story of ineptitude by West Point cadets. Go Navy! Beat Army!

Thanks are due to friend-of-the-site Chris D., who also pointed me toward yesterday’s story about New Jersey’s new jerseys.

Update (November 25, 2021): In an amusing postscript to this story, I discovered that the New York Times story on this incident includes this correction:

Correction: Nov. 23, 2021
An earlier version of this article misidentified the retired Navy mascot goat that was stolen last weekend by Army cadets. It was Bill No. 34, not Bill No. 35.

Yes, it seems that like the Army, the New York Times also got the wrong Bill.