I am sitting in my cube in my "Army Strong" baseball cap and my khaki green fatigue-style jacket with my sergeant pins on my lapels. I was a patriotic draft-dodger of the late sixties: Low draft number so I enlisted and became an Arabic linguist for the Army Security Agency. It got me to Ethiopia and out of Viet Nam.
Actually, my tour was fun--more like a PG-13 Hunter Thompson episode--so I take the opportunity today to thank those who have truly served and who are serving by going into harm's way.
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