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· Gold Bullet Member and Noted Curmudgeon
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"A CAREER Private" in the "brown shoe" army? Now that is a lofty ambition. Let's see, KP, Guard duty, latrine duty, spit shine, moved every couple of years, mud, rain and lets not forget being shot at.........for the rest of your life....kill me now!
Not much being shot at for the Army in those days, especially between the big wars. Now the Misguided Children - they saw a fair amount of action bush-whacking in the islands and Central America (read John W. Thomason Jr.'s tales like BORN ON AN ICEBERG), or look into the careers of such as Hannecken or Smedley Butler (TWO MoHs...).
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