Stupid double posts...
Last edited by Mycroft; 02-17-15 at 01:02 AM.
I got one for my first tour in Vietnam
I got two for my second tour because my unit was being rotated back to the States and I stayed...transfered to a different unit under a different command.
And two for the Gulf War because my unit was switched from 1st Cav command to 4ID command. That one was a real pain in the butt. That was before the velcro patches...can you imagine how hard it is to find a seamstress in the desert? LOL!!
Here's one jacket that never got switched:
Interesting tidbit: When I did Basic the second time, I was the only one in my BCT Company who had a combat patch on my Class A uniform...not even the Drill Sergeants had one.
Last edited by Mycroft; 02-17-15 at 02:56 AM.
But enough about me...I never intended to tell my story here.
As far as the current mess goes...look, on the one hand, the only times I really felt like I was doing my job was during war time. On the other hand, I DON'T like war...it really does suck. But I recognize that sometimes it's a fact of life. But above all, I believe that if we are going to fight...then FIGHT...with everything necessary to end the war.
That's something that Obama doesn't seem to understand and, as I've said many times, he doesn't do anything unless it benefits him politically. That's why I worry that if the 3rd Brigade sees action he won't let them do it like they can...and should.