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November 22, 2003
My kind of Army

In this morning's episode of "Combat!", a private makes a rather boneheaded mistake, something he knew in advance he shouldn't have done, and as a result another private is wounded in a skirmish with the Germans. Afterwards, the private apologizes:

Littlejohn: "I'm sorry, Sarge."

Sgt. Saunders: "Shut up."

No "Army of One" touchy-feely silliness there. No protests about the soldier's feelings being hurt. No grief counselors, either.

This is how the Army is supposed to be. I wonder how much of the Army's senior leadership, like me, grew up watching "Combat!" in either primetime or syndicated reruns?

I wonder how much of the Army's junior leadership has never even heard of it?

Posted by Russ at 05:33 PM, November 22, 2003 in Nat'l Security

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