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Saturday, January 01, 2005

Happy Retirement 

My dad just retired from Kaiser where he worked as a Peripheral Vascular Surgeon. Before that he was in private practice for a few years. Before that he learned how to do the surgeon thing in the Navy. He was active duty for either 11 or 13 years (I can't remember which at the moment) and in that time spent a grand total of 3 weeks at sea. After he left active duty he continued in the reserves where he did fun things like be the battalion medical officer for a Marine Reserve unit. He got called up for Round One of the Great Mesopotamian War and spent a while at Camp Pendleton doing physicals on incredibly fit privates.

You'd think that since he's retired he'd be insulated from the current upleasantness, but then I read about this guy. When I saw Dad a few days ago I asked if he'd gotten any letters from Uncle Sam. He said no. I'll keep you updated on whether or not Dad gets asked to help his favorite President ("He lowered my taxes!") fight the bad guys.

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