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|Violent extremist views lower among veterans than general US public, study finds|
|Military veterans express support for extremism at low rates and are less likely to back far left movements or white supremacist groups than the general U.S. population, according to a new survey.|
Margie Taylor’s son, Spc. Joey Lenz, was a generator mechanic assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Cavazos when he died Feb. 1, 2022, of a heart attack. She thinks his life could have been saved.
About 400 Ukrainian troops are currently getting a variety of training at U.S. military run bases in Germany in preparation of eventually operating Abrams tanks.
Ukraine’s air force said that Saturday night was also record-breaking in terms of Shahed drone attacks across the country. Of the 54 drones launched, 52 were shot down by air defense systems.
America Faces a Tidal Wave of Aging Veterans, Including a 237% Increase in Women Over 65 by 2041
I was amazed how much I “Grew up,’ while in the military. I signed up when I was 18 years old. Never have had alcohol to drink, and had never left my home town. Boy, was I in for a surprise!
I had basic training with little problems. I went MOS training and little happened.
Then I was deployed to South Korea. My world changed completely after that.
On the way over there in a ship, we stopped at Naha, Okinawa. LORDY! I looked down the main street, and every building had a red light outside of it. There was a prostitute outside each building trying to get you to come in and have sex with them. It was sin city. I sat down with some buddies, and they tried to get me to test the waters. I was too shy and scared to do that.
Everyone my table got up and went with a prostitute. I decided that this was a losing trip for me.
Then when I got to South Korea, all Hell broke loose. As I was putting things away in my bunk area two guys came walking in and were very friendly, They invited me to go with them to The Camp bar.
That night I went with them to see what was going on, and to gain new friends.
It was ten cent night. Meaning everything there was only ten cents. My new friends convinced me to try a drink they like. I hesitated and then realized that making new friends was important. They got the drinks and sat down. They handed me the drink and it looked dark gray, and a big glass.
They talked me into trying a sip. I did and my throat exploded, and I felt the drink going down to my stomach. They laughed, and said “Welcome to Korea. ” They later told me that the drink was a Zombie. I stayed with them the rest of the night. I got extremely drunk. I then had a blackout. I woke up several hours later lying next the wheel of a 1/2 ton truck.
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