I have no idea what happened - but your reply showed up in my “pings”, and had “TheBattman” in the “To:” position. The post then began with “Michael”...
Now - when I go to my pings page, that message no longer appears addressed to me. I have no idea what happened - if it was a FreeRepublic script/server/database issue, or what.
I retract my previous double-barreled response. I am sorry.
Apology accepted. Not needed, but then I understand what might’ve happened just as you do.
Am not sure why the acrimony tonight, the issue is a horribly serious one and is one I have to deal with professionally from time to time. I’m not sure the Army truly realizes the scope of the problem yet. The most recent funeral I went to on post was for a really STRAC up and comer W3 who had his S**t together (or so folks thought). He left a wife and 3 small kids. Still no one still knows why. The service on post left me almost cold. Way, way too much PC crap.
Anyway, thanks for your reply. Much appreciated it for both of us.