Monday, December 01, 2008

Operation Teapot Certificate

Perhaps the strangest thing I met today was an "Operation Teapot" certificate:

It looks kinda cute, until you look real close and figure out that it's an informal award given to troops who witnessed a series of atomic tests and (in some cases) marched around the dusty residue to prove troops could maneuver soon after a nuke attack. Orders are orders!

I learned about this while checking out a story about an atomic veteran getting his disability rating canceled because his cancer went into remission; this led to a rather informal but heartfelt posting on Lawyers4Warriors.

Moral: don't be that guy!

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