It seems that a young Texas Aggie volunteered for military service during World War II. He had such a high aptitude for aviation that he was sent right to Pensacola Naval Air Station, skipping recruit training.
The very first day at Pensacola, he solos, and is the best flier on the base. All they could do was give him his gold wings and assign him immediately to an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.
On his first day aboard, he took off and single-handedly shot down 6 Japanese fighter planes. Then, climbing up to 20,000 feet, he found 9 more Japanese planes, and shot them all down as well.
Noting that his fuel was getting low, he descended, circled the carrier, and came in for a perfect landing on the deck. He threw back the canopy, climbed out, and jogged over to the captain. Saluting smartly, he said, "Well sir, how did I do on my very first day?"
The captain turned around, bowed politely, and replied, "You makie onry one velly, velly selious mistake."