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AVIATION ORDNANCE "A" SCHOOL
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1965 - 0700 - NATTC PERSONNEL OFFICE
"ALL PERSONNEL REPORTING FOR AVIATION ORNDNACEMAN CLASS "A" SCHOOL, REPORT TO THE COUNTER FOR ASSIGNMENT"
Here I am, first in line. Eager to be assigned to a class so that I might learn the finer art of being an Aviation Ordnanceman. Yes, Sir, first in line means that I'm eager to learn. I should get the first available class. Just as soon as I can get the attention of that Personnelman, I will get my assignment.
What do you mean, what is my social security number? I have a service number. I don't know what my SSN is.
"Well, go back to barracks, get your social security card and report back here."
Yes, Ma'am, I'll be right back.
I was here less than a half an hour ago, I have my SSN. Do you want it?
"Not yet, these other sailors are in front of you. Since you didn't have your SSN, you must go to the back of the line."
"WILL THE LAST FIVE PEOPLE IN LINE REPORT TO THE PERSONNEL CHIEF."
"Since you people decided to be the last in line, you have been selected to perform 60 days of mess cooking."
Uh, excuse me Chief, I was the first in line, I just didn't know my SSN.
"Who told you to talk to me? Are you hard of hearing? Now get in line and wait for your assignment, or would you prefer to volunteer for something worse that mess cooking?"
Is my whole Navy life going to be like this? Good thing for bad luck or I wouldn't have none at all.
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