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alive day
 n.— «To the 39-year-old Mayer, Alive Day is April 25, the anniversary of that awful day in 1969 when, as a corporal in the 25th Infantry Division, he stumbled upon a booby trap in Vietnam that set off enemy mortar fire and blew off both his legs.» —“No Small Celebration” by Jack Eisen Washington Post Apr. 27, 1985. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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