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war is real

unconcerned, uncompromised and unconvoluted letters from a soldier getting ready to face war for the second time. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

7:57 PM -

we're going through the process of getting a new platoon sergeant. i've had the same PS since the day i arrived here over two years ago, and he's been awesome and i can honestly say that i wouldn't have learned how to play the army game as well as i have if it weren't for him. he's taught me a lot, but now he's retiring and heading back home to san antonio to smoke marijuana and sit at home by a pool that takes up his entire backyard. more power to him, i say.

but anyway: the process of getting new leaders is always painful, because you've got a myriad of inspections, more inspections, and a general feeling-out period where no one quite knows what to expect and no one knows how the new guy will react. granted, he seems nice and all (which may not be a good thing with this group), but he laid out his one single rule for us today and told his his biggest pet peeve. turns out he's one of those types who despise cursing, and he would appreciate* it if we wouldn't use foul language around him. so yeah, that's not going to go over too well with a bunch of guys who kill for a living and hate their jobs.

regardless, things are still progressing nicely for the iraq deployment. we're going to get block leave after all, and i plan on using my time wisely by doing a little traveling to california.

** by that i mean, of course, that if we do it, we'll get counseling statements written up.

Blogger Papa Ray said...


Dam*, I'm sure glad he is in the Army and not the Marine Corps. The Jarheads I knew (and know) can't commicate with out a multitude of curse words.

Maybe you could just pass him notes or emails.

Or just grunt
Or only give your N,R,SN
Or run when you see him

BTW, I was Army (grunt).

Hope he works out, give him a good chance to.

Papa Ray
West Texas

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Fuck is a "counseling statemnet"? Get 'im in the pit, then see.  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, you are awesome, man!

Hey man, my brother is a Pfc. and he is in Mosul. Just take care yourself and stay cool, man. As the song from GnR asks "What's so civil about War?"

Keep your chin up!  

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