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Old 09-25-2008, 10:45 AM
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I just have to share this. In today's mail I got a nice letter from the U.S. Army thanking me for my past service as an Army solider. Along with the letter was a certificate, an Army lapel pin, and two bumper stickers.

Only one problem...I was never in the Army. I am a former Marine and former sailor. I wonder how my name ended up on their list?
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:19 AM
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Must have been your evil twin
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:28 AM
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It's the gov'ment, Dave! I'm surprised you had to ask.
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:34 AM
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I'm thinking this might be an error carried forward. They probably got a list from one of veteran's groups I belong to and maybe the VFW or American Legion is the source of the error.
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:46 PM
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Maybe you can hit them up for retirement pay
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:54 PM
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Maybe I'll ask them for a replacement discharge so I can see what my rank was. It could be exciting to learn I retired as a General. Maybe I went to West Point. Maybe I've been suffering amnesia and forgot about all of this!

Nah, it is just my name being on the wrong list.
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Better leave well enough alone. If they go digging up your recored (214) they might have you AWOL.
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Old 09-25-2008, 04:24 PM
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That is a good point, Gary. I am heading back to ye olde nuclear plant next week to blind them with my wisdom. It'd be embarrassing to be denied unescorted access because the Army has a hold on my clearance.
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Old 09-25-2008, 06:19 PM
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Dave-You might get yourself recalled to active duty-the latest project is :they are looking for personnel to test the lightweight manpak armored flying floating submersible computerized personal unit sized septic system!Be careful as to your next step! They are trying to flush out volunteers from former military!

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I still recall a humorous moment when the Nimitz was in the yards for an extended overhaul. We had a septic line that ran through the overhead in one of my division's spaces. These guys with NAVSSES on their hardhats came by looking at the line. It stands for Naval Ship Systems Engineering Station. I started telling everyone it was really Naval Septic Systems Engineering & Support. Amazingly, or perhaps not, many bought it. I would have said they had a Commodore in charge, but the implications of "commode" might have raised suspicions.
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