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Quoted: Bill Cosby on why he opted for the Navy

Bill Cosby at the US Navy Memorial Lone Sailor Awards, 2010 (Jeff Malet)

"How did I want to die? I don't want to be in the mud. I don't want to crash. The Marines sounded hard! But I can die in nice, clean clothes, in the water."

-- Bill Cosby on deciding to join the Navy (instead of the Army, Air Force or Marines). The comedian, accepting a prize Wednesday at the U.S. Navy Memorial Lone Sailor Awards Dinner at the Building Museum, told the crowd his four-year stint as a hospital corpsman informed every choice he's made since. ("It's where I learned parenting. But you just can't make children get up at oh-four-hundred hours.")

From the same event, read also: For shipwreck survivor, a new honor and an old story

By The Reliable Source  |  September 16, 2010; 6:30 PM ET
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