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I can't sit still and not say something about the M-16 rifle since Mr. Junger has brought it up (I didn't think anyone cared!).
In the "Old Army" the enlisted man had control over nothing. He was reliant upon the wisdom of the Pentagon for his wellbeing. One would assume that officers who had risen to a rank and position that would put them in the Pentagon would have some real knowledge about weaponry and combat. So when troopers of the 173d Airborne in Vietnam were found dead beside…Continue
Posted on October 29, 2010 at 3:52am
Robert Service has always been my favorite poet. In fact he's vertually the only poet I read.
I like his stuff because it's about hardships and overcoming harsh places. It's about being loyal to your pardner.
You might remember The Cremation Of Sam McGee and The Shooting Of Dan McGrew.
He was an ambulance driver in the First World War and his brother was killed in that war so he knew about the sufferings of soldiers.
His poem, Flourette, is one of the most…Continue
Posted on October 27, 2010 at 10:56pm
THE OLD GUARD
We are veterans of the Vietnam War.
Time is counting the cadence now as the years march us into
history. The battlefields where we screamed and cried and bled
and died settle like falling leaves onto its pages.
We make our daily pilgrimage to the seductive siren on the rocks-…Continue
Posted on October 20, 2010 at 12:00am — 3 Comments
This guy's walking down the street when he falls into a hole.
The walls are steep he can't get out.
A doctor passes by and the guy shouts up: "Hey, you! Can you help me out?"
The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
Then a priest comes along and the guy shouts up: "Father, I'm down in this hole. Can you help me out?"
The priest writes out a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on.
Then a friend walks by: 'Hey…Continue
Posted on October 18, 2010 at 10:30pm