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.

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James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

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