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Can't take it away!


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Because of a minor infraction, a shipmate of mine aboard the

USS Reeves, bound for Japan, was busted one rank, fined and

given extra duty for three weeks. Looking forward to

celebrating his 21st birthday on July 22, he consoled

himself every night during his extra duty by reciting, "They

can bust me, they can fine me -- but they can't take away my

birthday." As July 22 approached, his excitement increased.

When he went to bed on July 21, he happily repeated,

"They can bust me, they can fine me -- but they can't take

away my birthday."

The next morning, he found out that the ship had crossed the

international date line -- and it was July 23.

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