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Are you a Turtle?


Y.B.Y.S.A.I.A.!

Quite simply, the Turtles are a drinking fraternity that exists in the United States of America as a fun-and-honor group usually within the local lodge or military post, sort of a side degree. It traces its honorable origins back to the Second World War, on January 12, 1943 in an English pub, when a group of fighter pilots formed a semi-secret drinking fraternity among its squadron's members, and put prospective candidates for membership through a mock initiation. Its a friendship degree meaning you do not have to be a mason or eastern star to be one, but can be invited by one. Having no dues nor initiation fee, the Turtles simply ask new members to go out and

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