:cheers The Sergeant! :cheers The Drill Instructor noticed a new recruit and barked at him, 'Get your carcus over here! What's your name?" "Paul," the new recruit replied. "Look, I don't know what kind of bleeding-heart pansy bull they're teaching in boot camp today, but I don't call anyone by his first name," the sergeant scowled. "It breeds familiarity, and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my recruits by their last names only - Smith, Jones, Baker. I am to be referred to only as 'Sergeant.' Do I make myself clear?" "Yes, sir, Sergeant!" "Now that we've got that straight, what's your last name?" The recruit sighed. "Darling, My name is Paul Darling." "Okay, Paul, here's what I want you to do..." <<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>><<>> VETERAN -- whether active duty, discharged, retired, or reserve -- a veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to "The United States of America," for an amount of "up to, and including his life."