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Re: Things I Never Knew

I have stirred up a little service rivalry here:

“Derb—You should note that SMACKs (Soldier Minus Ability Coordination &

Knowledge) at the Air Force Academy (freshmen) memorize **all** the verses

of our national anthem, unlike like our lazy counterparts at West Point who

apparently only memorize the first and last.

“Altimeter Check: ‘Sir, my altitude is 7,258 feet above sea level; far, far

above that of West Point or Annapolis.’”


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