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?
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!
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.
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!
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.