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Humor in Uniform

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During a stint in Vietnam, I took my R & R in Taipei, Taiwan. After a night on the town, I grabbed a cab back to my hotel, but because of the language barrier I could not explain where that was. I remembered I had a pack of matches with the name and address of the hotel on it. I showed it to the driver and pointed to the match cover. A few minutes later, we arrived at our destinatio­n—the Taipei match factory. —Stephen Murray Overgaard, Arizona

My stepfather, a medic, was assigned a cubicle in the medical tent where the recruits came through. At one point, a nervous young man stopped in the entry of the cubicle. Pop pointed to a container a few feet away and told him, “Pee in that bottle.”

The young man asked, “From here?” —Shirley Claypool Clermont, Florida

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