Ed Schweppe (edschweppe) wrote,
Ed Schweppe
edschweppe

Someone must be pulling the Marine Corps' leg...

Or at least giving their recruiters some awfully ... inappropriate ... leads:

Sally-Alice Thompson had to laugh when she got a letter from the Marine Corps' commanding general, telling her the military "is in need of your service" and inviting her to find out more by sending in an enclosed card.

"What else could I do? I mean, I'm 82 years old," Thompson said.

Not only that, Thompson is a well-known local peace activist who is a charter member of the Center for Peace & Justice in Albuquerque and belongs to Veterans for Peace and Raging Grannies.
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"A number of older women have been getting these letters," she said. "So I think someone is pulling the Marines' leg."


http://www.boston.com/news/odd/articles/2005/10/20/raging_granny_gets_marine_recruitment_letter/

Perhaps they should rename the Corps Uncle Sam's Misguided Grandchildren?
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