(From a regular contributor, Mike Collins, 1th Infantry Brigade, RVN ’67-’68, Spec4 11-Charlie mortarman. You may have to look in the Beer Tent from time to time, His old unit passes these around.)
1970, just a short 50 years ago, when some students, some professors and some politicians were already spitting on soldiers. Continue Reading →
Stormy Daniels brings to mind the ancient and universal definition of “wench”, a woman of low repute one would not like to be seen with in public.
Politics aside, she’s made public a side of life few Americans, unless born on the wrong side of the tracks know very little about. Still, it seems every American soldier, as far back as the Civil War, when the term “camp follower” became synonymous with off-duty recreation for soldiers, and were a fixture outside ... Continue Reading →
I arrived at my new duty assignment in Japan in February, 1972. They had just concluded a rare general court martial for that command, Attempted Murder. It had ended with an acquittal and the entire JAG staff was outraged.
The fellow who beat this rap was a decorated Sergeant E-5 who, after his tour in Vietnam had been re-assigned to a cush job at the nearby Army Hospital Command.
I won’t mention his name as he later became my client, and may still be alive. I’ll just ... Continue Reading →