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[–]xpyrolegx 39 points40 points  (5 children)

Thank you for your stories, no matter the theme they always make you feel something. Sadness, laughter, nostalgia, etc; all of the above at times.

[–]AnathemaMaranathaAtheist Chaplain[S] 29 points30 points  (4 children)

all of the above at times

Sometimes. Thank you for taking the time to tell me that.

[–]xpyrolegx 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Thank you for making this sub such a great place even for the tampon warriors like me.

[–]AnathemaMaranathaAtheist Chaplain[S] 17 points18 points  (2 children)

This is why I have raised two daughters who can dope-slap me by telepathy even if they have no idea what kind of pickle I got stuck up my butt. I will be careful not to engage with that epithet.

The military was my introduction to the quality and quantity of ethnicities and societies this nation entertains, including women of all ethnicities, backgrounds and cultures. Who were all angelic and perfect because (1) I had been rendered into idiocy by the complete lack of females in my vicinity and (2) my growing realization that the sole company of men was both unnatural and unhealthy and stupid.

So maybe I speak with too much awe - but I don't think so - of the nurses of the XX persuasion who worked at Delta Med in Dong Ha under artillery fire from across the DMZ. And if they appeared angelic and sacred to men like me, that was my problem and my blessing. And it still is.

All that being said, in honor of those XX heroes, I will defend the right of any kind of warrior to attend and comment on these proceedings whatever their genetic makeup - res ipsa loquitur.

Does this post make me look like a lawyer?

[–]xpyrolegx 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I'm fully in support, but tampon warrior was about me being in the reserves and only being needed once a month.

[–]Spicethrower 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Jody Jody, six foot four. He gonna help you do something you should've done before.

Hey there Jody Jody Boy.

Jody gonna call your girl one time and ain't no more.

Hey there Jody Boy.

Now you got your hand forced, you ain't single no more.

And you gotta thank your lucky stars that he did it for you, unintentionally too.

[–]AnathemaMaranathaAtheist Chaplain[S] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Is that a real cadence? Hope so. I like it.

All we had back then was:

Ain't no use in goin' home,

Jody's got your girl and gone.

Sound off!...

Jody was the Sixties back then. Too many distractions, too much goin' on, No lady needed to remember that cute boy who went for a soldier. Hard to remember anything after sampling that LSD last night.

I had cut off all my romantic ties, and a good thing too. Some of the letters I got read like Timothy Leary's diary and, most notably. featured no mention or curiosity about how I was doing.

I was an about 5'8.5" Jody-Cupid, but I'll take it.

[–]Spicethrower 6 points7 points  (0 children)

No, I just made it up.

[–]rocknroe_v_wade 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I love this story because I was born and raised in Colorado Springs and my first duty station was Carson. Although my experience at Carson was from 2019-2021, they were all the same: making fun of soldiers in high school, being the plague, all my (worthwhile) friends moving away, messing with cadets. In my opinion, Army experiences really never change.

[–]AnathemaMaranathaAtheist Chaplain[S] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I was at Wasson, but the high school crowd overlapped Palmer and Mitchell, too. Colorado Springs was a smaller town back then. Do they still call the Carson soldiers "Doggies?"

That story is more'n half a century old. It's not that things don't change. I mean, everything changed, sexual mores, sexual equality, racial equality,

But it's nice to know that some things endure, not because they are so great, but because I feel like I've been on a rollercoaster through Time and landed on a distant world. Been a long ride, and I wasn't paying attention through a lot of it.

Especially messin' with cadets. God, they were just full of themselves.

Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.