|Military Saints and SOBs|
Author: J Pcok
Date: 2005-11-29 02:42:10
Just spending a little time thinking about those willing to risk their lives in the service, which I think has been admired by mankind from the time the first rock was thrown to kill someone in a rival tribe, and how the military service has only been put on a much higher pedestal in the last 100 years. Until then a soldier was essentially scum. WWII can be easily pointed to when that was radically changed. After Vietnam it took 20 or 30 years of carefully crafted reorganization and PR efforts to get the fighting man's image back. I was born in 1968 and can remember the treatment and after effects on 'Nam veterans. I guess I belong to a certain percentage of the population filled with the spirit that leads us to follow the path of the warrior. Growing up I held those guys in a state of awe and never lost it. When I joined up many of the First Sergeants had served in Vietnam and they did very well passing down a great deal of lore and knowledge that saved our asses on many occasions.
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