Sunday, April 24, 2005

The "Democratic Revolution"

She captured my thoughts, in a way I hadn't thought of. This post discusses a point of interest for the active duty military today.
Since when did the military become a democracy? There appearantly was a revolution that I missed. When did the enlisted, lower ranking soldiers become empowered; and the officers divert their attention away so they can pretend not to see what is happening and thus avoid the confrontation.
Who is this person making such a comment in support of a structured military organization? She is a 35 year old wife and mother, that decided she had to do something in return for the life she had been given by those before her, so she joined the US Army, and is now serving as a medic with the 101st Airborne. I have her blogrolled over on the left of the page, and she is telling a great story. Being the oldest one around, she is taking a ribbing, but that comes with the territory. It's a sign of affection between soldiers. She is one of many women serving today, but she is telling a story, from the almost daily viewpoint of a soldier. If you have some free time, go back in her archives and spend a few minutes catching up on her story, then stick with her, as the 101st will be heading to Iraq soon. I'm sure there will be plenty of good reading to come.

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