Paying for Privelege

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  He was automatically out of place. Awkward, geeky, a little bit too outgoing. The drill sergeants had an awful time trying to instill discipline in Ken. But, that’s understandable because no one had ever yelled and screamed at him before.   We were in the first week of Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Basic […]

TV War

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April 2003: It was the biggest flat-screen TV I’d ever seen. This thing covered half the wall of the tent. The picture was so sharp, it hurt the eyes. That should be the Defense Department’s motto: Go Big or Go Home.   I was in the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) facility at Camp Arifjan, […]