Assault with a chocolate cream pie

1974: Seabee Leon L. Louie explained that the reason he hit his commanding officer in the face with a chocolate cream pie was to boost the morale of his battalion. However, the Navy failed to see the humor in what he had done and court-martialed him.

Comedian Soupy Sales testified in Louie's defense, arguing that hitting someone in the face with a cream pie is comedy, not assault. Nevertheless, a jury of five officers found Louie guilty, though they gave him the lighter sentence of demotion, restriction to base, and a fine — rather than a dishonorable discharge.

Muncie Evening Press - Nov 26, 1974

Redding Record-Searchlight - Dec 6, 1974

Tampa Bay Times - Dec 7, 1974

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Feb 19, 2023
     Category: Military | Misbehavior, Rebellion, Acting-out and General Naughtiness | 1970s | Pranks

Having served in the Navy (and at the time this event took place) I have just two things to say.
1. That j.g. was NOT his commanding officer, and 2. He must have been 10 different ways of stupid to not know he was going to get his ass handed to him for doing it.
Posted by F.U.D in Stockholm on 02/19/23 at 05:40 AM
He should have gotten the Big Chicken Dinner (BCD: Bad Conduct Discharge).
Posted by San Diego Navy Vet on 02/19/23 at 03:17 PM
Also, who TF thought that bringing Soupy Sales into a court martial would do any good?
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/25/23 at 09:18 AM
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