I recently had the opportunity to attend my first ever Military Roast. A roast is an event where an individual is subjected to public humiliation by jokes, stories, and insults or by any way that will embarrass the person being “roasted”. Most people have seen the comedic roasts that Comedy Central hosts where they make fun of celebrities and they are enjoyable to watch but attending one in person is much more entertaining! Especially if you know the individual as well as I know Holly Dye. Holly has been an ADA rep for about 10 years and during that time I have gotten to know her well. Even though she was retiring from the military, and the event took place on the air force base, anyone could participate in the roast.
Following the ceremony at Sheppard Air Force Base, a dinner and roast was schedule in honor of Holly at the Sheppard Club also located on the base. There were roughly 110 people that attended a cocktail hour, dinner and the roast that evening. “It was a fun night and a lot of energy was following throughout the room” said Gloria Remick who was a guest at the roast. Holly served from 1978 to 2010 for the United States Air Force. She retired from the liaison position at the Sheppard Air Force base in Texas where she worked for ten years. Working in that position for that long it’s no wonder that so many came to support Holly that night. Working as a liaison, you would get to know everyone at the base.
“Ten people got up and basically threw Holly under the bus” said Jim Bousquet, Holly’s brother. When asked if he was one of the people to roast her he said, “We have a good relationship and I would not feel comfortable embarrassing her like that. But it was still hysterically funny to watch!”
Some of the people that had no problem embarrassing Holly was her mother, Carol, younger brother Jeff, Holly’s husband Darin and coworkers from the base to name a few. I was surprised at how much fun I had given that it was a military event. I have been to previous military events and they felt stuffy and serious and I had to make sure I was on my best behavior. It was nice to have been able to support Holly by attending her retirement ceremony and an added bonus that such great entertainment during her roast!
Congratulations to Holly on her recent retirement from the Air Force. Her retirement from the military will now provide her more time to promote darts and growing her leagues in the Wichita Falls area of Texas. Jim said that his sister has already encouraged him to start leagues in his new town of San Antonio, TX. “I’ve been here three weeks and we already have members that want to start league play!” said Jim. Don’t think just because Holly retired from the military she is going to relax or slow down. Looks like quite the opposite and we are glad to have her as part of our management team.