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Baby called up to serve in the army

Update: November, 10/2020 - 08:59


A ten-month-old baby has been required to join the military service due to a typo. Photo

HCM CITY — Typos occur everywhere and in some cases they are both hilarious and shocking.

A resident in HCM City was astonished when his son was called to join the army the spring of 2021 as one of many men required to serve in the military for two years. 

Military service is obligatory in Việt Nam. Under the compulsory enlistment, all men aged between 18 and 25 years old have to serve two years in the army. 

The problem is that his son is only ten months old.

The father, known as N.N.N in Bình Trưng Tây Ward in District 2, said he received the notification paper from his local government, requiring his son to quickly register to join the military service as stipulated.

In the notification paper, it said the baby was born in 2000 and at military service age.

“I was surprised to get the notification. I know for sure it was a typo. Calling my baby up for military service is quite funny,” he said.

A representative from the ward’s Military Command admitted it was a typo and the mistake to the birth of the baby born in 2020 was found in the document file forwarded from the local police.

He also said that local residents should report to the command if they find any error in notifications. — VNS

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