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  • On Your Guard - Serve your state and country -- and annoy the New York Times!

    05/15/2007 2:36:13 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies · 1,014+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 15, 2007 | Dave Konig
    May 15, 2007, 1:30 a.m. On Your GuardServe your state and country -- and annoy the New York Times! By Dave Konig It has taken the New York Times 70 years to discover the New York Guard, the state’s official all-volunteer back up for the National Guard. True to form, the New York Times didn’t find much to like about citizens volunteering to help the Army in time of war. They wrote a sneering piece — not just a “smear” piece, but a “sneer” piece. As an enlisted man in the New York Guard, I’d like to respond to...
  • Middle-Aged Soldiers Never Die...

    03/29/2005 12:10:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 551+ views
    NRO ^ | March 29, 2005 | Davie Konig
    E-mail Author Author Archive Send to a Friend <% printurl = Request.ServerVariables("URL")%> Print Version March 29, 2005, 7:59 a.m. Middle-Aged Soldiers Never Die......they just fade away. Last Monday, my three-year enlistment as a state reservist with the New York Guard came to an end. Apparently my leaving the service triggered a panicked reaction up the chain of command all the way to the Pentagon, because, the following day, the Army announced they are upping the age for non-prior enlistees in the Reserves and the National Guard from 36 to 39 in order to bring in more new soldiers. Coincidence?...