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Response to CTyankee (Reply #60)

Sun Jun 14, 2020, 02:59 PM

61. He was an officer

Only enlisted get them. Officers were/are expected to conduct good; enlisted not so much - honest. It annoys me because good conduct is the norm, expected and required. Why should the working class be awarded for doing what we're suppose to do. More than that and above that, now we're talking. That should score a pat on the poo-poo.

Hub and I called the "You didn't get caught, Slick" award. There's one thousand and one ways to get a first edition arse sling or at least get your leg chewed on. Such as shoe polish on shoe laces or a couple of mustache hairs touching the vermilion (Yours truly and her one true love hold up hands). So as I told my recruits, pick the regs no one cares about and you too can have a pretty blue ribbon every three years to impress the civilians. Truth be told, at least in Uncle's Balloon Corps you had to screw up fairly spectacularly to lose the time for a GCM, a serious Article 15 hit or worse a court martial.

Please pardon the ole sarge rambling on.

I would like to see that picture. It's a piece of history.

Don't quote me, but the Academies no doubt have medals just for the outstanding cadets and midshipmen. If so, your uncle did well in the Waring Blender.

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