Circa the early 1970's, in the U.S. there were certain facts a young man had to face. One of these was the U.S. Military draft, whose purpose was to take a young man, enscript him into one of the Military Services, and prepare him to fight a war in a foreign land. A Draft had … Continue reading Draft number 33; Why I love Concrete Walls and Cold Air
Scene: Vietnam War era Basic Training. Basic training is necessary to transform normal street kids into soldiers. People who know nothing of war, are snatched off the street (DRAFT), physically and emotionally brutalized to prepare them to do battle with people they have never met. i.e how do you get a perfectly normal kid from IOWA … Continue reading How Does One Piss off a 2nd Lieutenant?
I took to resting my feet in the shallow waters of Stones River late this day. Pulled my boots right off, and plopped those footsies straight in to feel that cold water. I felt something sticky in that left boot; the one missing a heel. I knew it was my blood but was really hoping … Continue reading Send Me A Dove