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Heh, I'm famous...

...in a story about mud-wrestling female soldiers, no less.

A female member of a National Guard military police unit was demoted for indecent exposure after a mud-wrestling party at the Army-run Camp Bucca detention center in Iraq, a military spokesman said Sunday.

The party occurred Oct. 30, as the 160th Military Police Battalion, an Army Reserve Unit from Tallahassee, Fla., prepared to turn over its duties to the Asheville-based 105th Military Police Battalion, said Lt. Col. Barry Johnson, spokesman for detainee operations at Camp Bucca.

The funny thing is, once when I lived in South Carolina, I repeatedly had problems getting my checks cashed because I was confused with a certain "Lieutenant Barry Johnson," who evidently had some money-management issues.

Sometimes I'd get phone calls for the guy, too. There was one guy who called, obviously drunk, who wanted to schedule a reunion. I was unable to convince him I was not the guy he wanted:

Caller: Is this Lieutenant Barry Johnson?
Me: No. My name is Barry Johnson, but I'm not a lieutenant.
Caller: No shit! Hell, I shoulda figured you'd make captain by now! Congratulations.
Me: No, I'm not a captain either. I'm a civilian.
Caller: Really? No kidding. Ah hell, I don't blame ya! I've been thinking about going out myself...

Anyway, it went on like this for a while, and I forgot exactly how it ended. Wonder if this could be the same guy? Hey Cynical Barry Johnson II, are you on this case?


Ha, ha.

I got some more for you:

BNJ: You see, I've never been a leader.

CALLER: Don't be so hard on yourself, buddy. I thought you were pretty danged good.

BNJ: No, no, no. I'm not getting through to you. You see, I've never worn those fatigues.

CALLER: Yeah, I hate these things we got now. Gimme those good old khakis anyday.

BNJ: ...

No pictures of the event in question?

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