OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE, THEY JUST START A BLOG
John at argghhh!!! has an amusing post on the “Old Army.” [It’s dated 0826 9/22–the link is bloggered.] It takes the form of, “You know you’re an ‘Old Soldier’ when. . . .” and lists 52 examples, including
-You remember battalion commanders and 1SG’s who were Vietnam Vets.
-You remember battalion commanders who drank, swore and mentored.
-You remember when the Soviet Union was a major super power (notwithstanding the Russian Republic) instead of being a basket case for the IMF.
Yep. I remember all that and many others on the list.
Donald Sensing, from whom I found the link initially, adds some of his own examples.