How did you get your CB handle?

MARTIN SPEER
Greenville, Texas
Alternative Transport.
CB handle: Sea Wolf
“I was in the Navy from 1959 to 1963.”



CARL MOSS JR.
Lake Whitney, Texas
Carroll Fulmer & Co. Inc.
CB handle: Wishbone
“It’s from the old television Western ‘Rawhide.'”


ARTHUR DORTCH
Mobile, Ala.
Rhett Butler
CB handle: Preacher Man
“Well, I’m a preacher.”


JOHN ANTHONY
Tanner
San Antonio
TSI
CB handle: AKA
“I have no idea.”


JIM NESMITH
Lakeland, Ga.
Independent
CB handle: Traveling Man
“My brother called me that.”


DOUGLAS WHITTEN
Vancouver, Wash.
Independent
CB handle: Damn Yankee
“In the mid 1970s I married a Cajun gal from Louisiana named Juanita. Her Daddy wasn’t too fond of me and called me ‘that damn
Yankee.’ The love of my
life died of cancer in 1986, so I keep my handle to remind me of her.”


DONNELL WITCHER
Roanoke, Va.
Independent
CB handle: A-Train
“My name is from the Tuskegee Air Pilots and because I grew up in New York City.”


DANNY THOMAS
Alvin, Texas
Nighthawk Transport Inc.
CB handle: Wild Hare
“A bar in Santa Anna, Calif., that I went to when I was in the Marine Corps had a sign with a rabbit on it with guns and a hat.”


MIKE LUJAN
Humble, Texas
C & M Carriers
CB handle: Chilibowl
“Every day after work my grandpa would stop at the same place and order a bowl of chili and a Coors. They started calling him Chilibowl Travis, and when I came of age, I would meet him there after work and have a beer and bowl of chili, too. I became Chilibowl Jr. After he passed away they just called me Chilibowl. I miss my grandpa.”


JOE DAVID
Sibley, La.
Aeropress
CB handle: Little Indian
“Well, I got Indian in me.”


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