Personnel Inspection

The Marine General was inspecting the platoon. The Major and Gunny stepped smartly as they led him down the rows of immaculate Marines. The General stopped in front of one of the Marines and asked, "Where are you from Marine?"
"Iowa City, Iowa," the young Marine barked. He nodded and moved on. The General next stopped in front of a very young looking Marine. The General smiled and looked down at him, "When is your birthday Marine?"
"May 5th sir," the young Marine barked.
The General winked at the Major. "What year son?
The young Marine looked flustered and then replied, "every year sir."
The General quit smiling, brought himself back to attention and continued down the line.

Rating: 6/10