Someone sent me this record of the musings of an Army veteran on the time he had a little while ago with his son, A US Marine veteran of Iraq. It is straight soldier talk. No BS, no "prettying up" the language, none of that.
The young man’s comments on equipment really struck me as "just right." He says that the old weapons, the ones we fought with in Vietnam, Korea and WW2 are better than the new ones. I never did understand the decision to get rid of the M1911A1 .45 pistol, but then, I qualified "Expert" with it,
The M2 .50 caliber machine gun is something like the DC-3 (C-47). It will live forever as the greatest machine gun ever made. He thinks so too, and why did we get rid of the M-60 machine gun?
I think he underestimaes the size of the Iraqi elements in the insurgencies ongoing. In fact, they are the guys who have learned not to make "banzai charges," and to prefer IEDs. I would enjoy talking to him about it.
In any event, his father is proud of him. I can see why.
"A couple of weekends ago I got to spend time with my son Jordan,