Skip to comments.When the Troops Were Very Young
Posted on 05/05/2012 6:23:56 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
. On Sept. 11, 2001, Corey Shaffer was in fourth grade at Cutler Ridge Christian Academy in Miami. Because his mother was cafeteria manager, he was at school early and was enjoying a bowl of Lucky Charms when news of the terrorist hijackings flashed on the television screen. He remembers being confused. "I wasn't sure what it meant," he said.
It wasn't until he was in middle school that the significance became clear, when he read about the attacks in his history book. Now he's 19 years old and a Marine infantryman, fighting in the longest war in his nation's history.
The conflict in Afghanistan has dragged on so long that the young Americans fighting on the front lines today often have little personal memory of the event that sparked it in the first place. Since the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush has completed two terms and retreated to private life. The World Trade Center is again New York's tallest building and Osama bin Laden has been dead for almost exactly one year.
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Lance Cpl. Dave Long, who is 20 years old, vaguely recalls hearing something about 9/11 on TV. 'I was kind of young at the time,' he says.
“Because his mother was cafeteria manager, he was at school early and was enjoying a bowl of Lucky Charms when news of the terrorist hijackings flashed on the television screen.”
Sorry, I tripped over the 2nd sentence.... 8:45 is being at school early? Shouldn’t he have already been in class?
Well, I wasn’t alive when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor to kick off WWII, but I am smart enough to accept the lessons of pacifism, isolationism, disarmament and appeasement that the inter-war period provided.
With liberals, the wheel must be reinvented in their mold every single time.
Next time it is going to be bad. Very bad.
Crappy leadership at the top, left and right.
My first reaction, as well.
Some elementary schools start at 9 am.