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A Catholic who follows Rome & the Magisterium. I'm against gay "marriage", abortion, embryonic stem cell research, euthanasia, human cloning. Altar girls, Communion in the hand, Eucharistic Ministers and "Protestant" music in the Church doesn't bother me at all. A proud American retired submarine sailor. Our borders should be secured with a 10 ft. high fence topped by concertina wire with minefields out to 20 yards on both sides and an additional 10 yards filled with warning signs outside of that Let's get energy independent NOW! Back Israel to the max, stop appeasing followers of the Pedophile Prophet. Pro 2nd Amendment, pro death penalty, Repeal all hate crime legislation. Back the police unless you'd rather call a hippie when everything hits the fan. Get government out of dealing with education, childhood obesity and the enviornment. Stop using the military for sociological experiments and if we're in a war don't micromanage their every move. Kill your television, limit time on the computer and pick up a book. God's will be done and may He have mercy upon us all.

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Veteran's Day post...

Here's a fair-to-middling article about sub service. I'll never think of it as heroic, we just had a job to do. Quite often that job sucked on toast, mostly due to the long term discomfort and isolation from the rest of the world. The majority of us were never shot at, quite often a deployment was like a long bus ride with all the windows painted over. But other than that, the article is fairly accurate:

It didn't involve a lot of physical danger. But it was a bit different. I'll close by quoting a SEAL Team member who rode on our last boat (we were set up for covert ops). After going through the same routine training as our helmsmen/planesmen this elite warrior of almost 20 years experience got out of the helmsman's chair, looked at the Control Room party and calmly stated, "You motherfuckers are all crazy". Then he went below to the Chief Petty Officer's Quarters (Goat Locker) for a cigarette and cup of coffee.


Anthony S. Layne said...

Everybody's combat specialty looks either crazy or unenviable to everyone else. I just don't know if I could have stood the closeness of the quarters for 3 - 6 months at a whack.

ignorant redneck said...

All I'm gonna say is--every single job in the military sucks, and takes a special kind or crazy!!!!

It's just that we didn't think our specialty was Crazy--but it most likely was.

All of us are just bug nuts and screwy--and that makes my fellow vets the coolest dudes around, and I love you all.

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