CDR Salamander: Fullbore Friday
Welcome home Ensign.
That was a good clear account by the Chief. The only points that I could think to raise are that he did not note who he believed to be on watch at the time or other information regarding the locations of those lost or survived at the time of impact and KASTENS, Howard L., 344 82 35, USN did not have his rate given.
The holiday from history mindset we suffer from is one of the consequences of the shift to an all volunteer force. Both the Left and the Libertarian Right collaborated in that change. The professional military hates the idea of a draft. If everyone was given 6 months of basic military training and educational or small business loan financial aid was tied to military service then many of the problems we face would fade.
Korea is very much still a country at war. Indeed most of the world is either at war or in a tenuous state of truce between wars. The fantasy of pretending it was otherwise permits an endless state of self indulgence and is what leads to Obamaism.