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      03-29-2008, 12:48 AM   #2066
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Originally Posted by tturedraider View Post
Completely off-topic here, but this reminded me of a funny story I read years ago in Reader's Digest Humor in Uniform - One of the frequent sayings in the military is, "what are they gonna do, take away my birthday?" Well, it turns out the Navy can take away your birthday. This guy got into trouble while his ship was at sea and got put into the brig the day before his birthday. While he was in the brig his ship crossed the international date line and presto, they lost a day and effectively took away his birthday! We also used to say, "what are they gonna do, stamp my meal card 'no dessert?'". got me. I was in the Navy. 10 years as an aircraft mechanic on F14, F18, A6, Harriers etc... I have heard this story and it is true. Brings back some memories there.