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.
"A number of older women have been getting these letters," she said. "So I think someone is pulling the Marines' leg."
Perhaps they should rename the Corps Uncle Sam's Misguided Grandchildren?