Sunday, February 10, 2008

Disturbing. . .

Received this from a friend of mine about her son and what is happening in the military right now. "John" has been deployed to Iraq twice:

"John" is training with the National Guard this weekend at a different military base than he is assigned. He called last night and said that the military is converting the Navy sailors into Army infantry. When he was getting ready to get out of the Army, he spoke with a Navy recruiter about moving from the Army to the Navy. The Navy recruiter told him not to do that because the military was going to make the sailors Army infantry. Well, it seems that the recruiter was correct. The sailors have T shirts identifying them as "NArmy". They are getting 21 days of training and are immediately being sent to Iraq, Kuwait or Afghanistan. He said "I thought the National Guard wasn't being trained adequately and these guys are in an even worse position".

He had a rifle test and scored 30 something out of 40 something. The Army standard is 26 and the National Guard standard is 23. I'm glad he had the advantage of being trained by/with the 3rd ID just in case he gets deployed again.

3 comments:

Kansas Bob said...

How very sad.. where is the honor in all this? Our spineless political leaders hanging these guys out to dry :(

Don R said...

We need to get out of there, and there, and there, etc; as soon as possible. There cannot be enough praise for our brave military of all branches who have undergone so much since 2003.

tye-dye trinity said...

Karen:

I will pray for John. My cousin Matt is in Iraq right now (3rd tour). I come from a military family as you will see from what i wrote on my blog today. keep me posted on your friend. I Do support the war.