This story comes to us as an excerpt out of a book Chris Carter is working on. Great flashback, and thanks for sharing Chris. -Brandon
I was one of the people who joined the military right after high school. This was considered pretty crazy in 1979. The Vietnam war had just ended in 1975. It was the days when a judge would say, “Son, you can go to jail or join the Army,” and the guy would actually think about it for a second. I do believe it was the lowest point in the U.S. Army’s entire history. Right after Vietnam, nobody wanted to talk about it. There was no Bruce Springsteen rally cry, no movies, no parades, nothing.
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TastyBeverage YankeePapa Jake75 forwarded to my 68w son. thanks.
razteca Holy shit, you're old fart. 09SEP75 for me.
oh god, i actually spewed coke (maybe some rum too) on my screen. great story, and really got a kick out of it. many things in there i can relate to. thanks. joined usmc in '75, but many similarities. ha, still grinning.
It coulda been worse, coulda been Major Drawback, or Major Backlash. At least with Major Gamble I had a chance. He was very cool actually. Its the Army that did the gambling, sent us in without being ready! Thank god we didn't get in trouble.
KineticFury BlackOatmeal, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_M._Gamble Also knew an Army Reserve company commander with the last name of "Marvel"... YP