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Sun Aug 8, 2021, 08:16 AM

1. I worked as an MS71C30, Admin. Assist./Sec. Stenographer in G2

(intelligence) at a corps-level headquarters in Vietnam. Our boss, full-bird colonel (the G2) was a total stickler for perfection. No misspellings, no strikeovers, no erasures, no errors. Period. If I should be remembered for anything by my fellow service members, it would be for being able to meet this colonel's rigid standards of perfection. He would actually hold finished typing up to a window to make sure there were no mistakes.

Once he made me re-type an entire page because he thought I'd misspelled "subtly." He thought it should be "subtlely." He later admitted that he had been mistaken, but he was sure it could be spelled both ways.

I haven't kept up with anyone with whom I was in the Army, so I have no idea if any of them remember me at all.

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