Drafted People in the Military Were Not Always Happy

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No Military news today. Just me ranting and raving. 🙂

I am wondering what our government is thinking lately. President Biden, has said, “Cut the Military budget.” He wants the money for his infrastructure ideas.

Cutting the military budget for this will greatly hamper the military’s abilities to replace outdated equipment and give the soldiers the raise they need.

Doesn’t make much sense to me.

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Kamala Harris finally went down south to what she calls the border. Where she went was to El Paso, Texas. That isn’t even close to a trouble spot. I have been to El Paso several times and never felt threatened by illegals.

She needs to go the hot spots and talk to the Border Patrol there to see what is really going on.

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I am looking back a ways, but I was very disappointed when Biden called up thousands of the National Guard to “protect,” the Capital.

When they got there it was all over. No rioting, no thousands of protestors. Silence.

He kept them there for a couple of weeks or more. What a waste of your tax payers money.

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I am going to share an excerpt from my book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

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Drafted Soldiers are Totally Different From the Enlisted Men

One of the interesting things while I was in the military were the drafted soldiers. They were selected in the lottery, or by age. If you were over a certain age you were safe. If you were in College they seemed to leave you alone, but if you were not you were prime bait.

There were a lot of bitterness coming from these soldiers. They didn’t want to be there and they let you know about it. Those of us that were enlisted got very tired of their whining, and had several “blanket parties,” because of it.

A blanket party is when a group of soldiers cover up another soldier with a blanket and roughed him up a little. A blanket party could also be when a soldier hasn’t showered for a long time even after all the rigorous training we had.

The draftees only had to serve two years. By the time you were through basic training and your MOS (your job) training you only has about one year left. You could almost do that standing on your head.

I felt like I was doing something good for my country, and for me as well. The military changed my life completely. I needed the structure. I needed the discipline. I needed the special training. I needed to get away from my safe haven at home, and learn more about the world. I got all of that in the three years I served. I felt the draftees should have thought about this themselves.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Has it felt like a magnate was pulling you down in this world?

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Some Soldiers Had to Faced Bullying While in the Military

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Military news...

“If the Marine Corps is serious about fixing its failed safety culture, it must start by holding its top leadership accountable.” That’s from Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) in response to the news that the Marine Corps had suspended its Inspector General, Maj. Gen. Robert Castellvi, after an investigation found him partially responsible for the July 30 sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle that killed eight Marines and one sailor, Jeff Schogol reports. It was the disaster was the worst training accident in moA man disqualified from joining the Army allegedly returned and shot up the recruiting stationdern Marine Corps history, and it could have been prevented if leaders like Castellvi made sure Marines had basic safety skills like underwater egress training.

“It was a train wreck,” one unnamed person told Army investigators about the breakdown in communication between Fort Hood, the media, the general public and the family of Spc. Vanessa GuillĂ©n after the soldier went missing in April, 2020. That quote is part of a new, incredibly detailed report that lays bare both the Army’s failure to communicate and its mismanagement of the investigation into GuillĂ©n’s disappearance and death.

US troops leaving Somalia for elsewhere in East Africa.

A man disqualified from joining the Army allegedly returned and shot up the recruiting station.

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When I was a young boy about six years old, I had a bully that was after me on every recess. He would push me down, and harass me constantly. I wasn’t sure why the people on duty didn’t see it, but it happened.

I decided I must be a failure. He knew he had me under his control. I made up excuses not to go on recess. I didn’t share with my teacher what was going on. I was too afraid.

So why I am telling you this?

I look back on that time a lot. I was ashamed about it, and didn’t want to talk to anyone about it.

Now as I Look back I wish I would have done this.

I should have attacked him with everything I had in me. I probably got my tail kicked, because he was much bigger than me. However, it would have sent him a message that I was going to do that from now on.

I am sure the on duty people would have seen the commotion, and stopped it. Then The principal may have done something to the bully.

Where did I get brave? In the military. They taught to defend myself. They taught me how to shoot. They taught me discipline.

This made me a changed man. No one can bully me now. I will get in their face.

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I have a story about my time under my drill sergeant in Basic training. Talk about bullying. This guy had it out with me every day. The funny thing is that we became very good friends by the end of basic. Read my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life, to see what actually happened.

Coming out this fall.

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How did your time go during your service? Did you have some bullies? Were their times you felt overwhelmed?

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But! If the world is turning too fast for you, GET HELP!!

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Don’t take on those bullies of life alone!

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never ever give up!

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A Second Lieutenant, in Uniform, Was Dragged Out of his Car and Pepper Sprayed

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Another beautiful day outside. Going to have to go on a walk to build my strength back up.

Whenever I think of walking, I think of our brothers and sister who don’t dare go on a walk. They are hunkered down for fear of being shot. Never forget them.

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I can’t list all the things I think our country is doing wrong right now. The list would be long. I pray for our president, because to be honest with you, I do not think he is even in charge.

The far left is dragging him down like a huge magnate.

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I read an article where a second Lieutenant, in uniform, was dragged out of his car and pepper sprayed. The video doesn’t show him doing anything wrong. He told the officers he was afraid to get out of the car. Their answer… “You should be!”

He has sued the police department and I hope he wins.

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We still have more National Guardsmen in the nation’s capital than there are in Afghanistan. That is appalling. What are they afraid of?

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While in the military I found that the more you accept orders the less strain you will be in.

Some of the guys I knew tried to “buck,” the system, and it didn’t work out well for them.

The discipline I learned for the military has helped me in my civilian life.

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Up date on my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

I have added another person to interview. I spoke to him while at the Oregon Coast. He has some funny, and yet sad sharing to do and I know it will help other veterans.

Everything else is in the final stages of preparation.

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How are you doing today? Is your world OK, or do you think it is spinning too fast?

Fear not!

There are over 11,830 fellow veterans here who have your back.

But! If the burden of life is too much for you right now, GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors, there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

Never, ever, let the this dark world pull you down!

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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