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To: anniegetyourgun
Just to add to the general debate: While stationed in Germany I had a mortar platoon section sergeant, early 1980's, who came in because the choice was 20 years in jail for manslaughter or a military enlistment. He'd caught his wife and best friend in bed, and in a moment of passion, shot them. The 'best friend' died, the wife was only wounded, and he ended up serving 20 years in the Army.

Of course, he came in the latter days of the Vietnam era, and I also had some senior NCOs that couldn't read, and one who couldn't write either.

Still in all, the Soviets never came across the Fulda Gap. Maybe their NCOs couldn't read either, or had also shot their wives.

We will sink to whatever level we have to -- whatever the market will bear is also limited to whatever the consumer (goverment, taxpayers) are willing to invest in our Army of One.

Just remember that the President is the Commander in Chief, and the Congress is charged with the funding of the raising of an Army. Don't blame the Army entirely for what what it fields...

37 posted on 03/18/2005 12:40:41 PM PST by ReaganCowboy (History books are written by winners.)
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To: ReaganCowboy

Interesting stories, RC. Thanks for sharing.....


40 posted on 03/18/2005 1:22:05 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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