And you thought the typos and grammatical errors you made were bad. This is the worst printing error ever.
In what seems an impossible screw up—or FUBAR to use a military term—the U.S. Army addressed families of deceased servicemen and women as "John Doe" in 7,000 letters to them.
The letters were supposed to address each family individually.
The Army blamed it on a printing error. “Dear John Doe” was a placeholder on the letters, the Associated Press reported. A contractor was responsible for printing the letters.
Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey, Jr., is sending a personalized apology letter to the families.
"It's our fault for not catching it," Army spokesman Paul Boyce told the AP. "We are certainly sorry."
The letters gave details about organizations providing gifts, programs and aides to the families of soldiers killed in the U.S.’s war on terror.
The AP said the letters were sent from the U.S. Army Human Resources Command's Casualty and Mortuary Affairs Center in Alexandria, Va., which also apologized.
Writers and editors, think about this story the next time you misspell someone's name.