Food for thought

Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by adoloris, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. adoloris

    adoloris Member

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    I just thought that as all of the concerns about low-quarters, boots, socks, and the like perhaps it would be good to reflect on the real mission; to serve the United States in the Army and consider all which that may entail. You see, May 26th, 2011 1st Lt Runkle (USMA class of 2009) was KIA in Afganistan. He was a fine young man, in the top 10 of his class, anyway, I hope that as the class of 2015 enjoys the honors and excitement of R-day, CBT, and A-day they will also be grounded in the commitment which this vocation entails.
    PS I believe that Scoutpilot has submitted some valuable posts along/similar to this subject line last year(?) which are definitely worth a read.
     
  2. America's Finest

    America's Finest USMA Cadet

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    On that note, Beast (at least Beast 1) will be dedicated to Lieutenant Christopher Shultz Goeke, USMA Class of 2008, who was killed in action on July 13, 2010 while serving in Kandahar, Afghanistan in the 1-508th PIR, 4th BCT, 82nd Airborne Division. He graduated 6th is his class.

    Here is some more info:

    http://defender.west-point.org/service/display.mhtml?u=64415&i=45577
     
  3. scoutpilot

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    I may have posted a thing or two about that...

    It's worth thinking about those graduates who were not killed in combat, but who returned home with life-changing wounds. I encourage you all to read this piece. Clay Hinchman was my plebe. This is his account of the day he lost his leg...

    http://www.moaa.org/ug_servinginuniform_article/ug_servinginuniform_article_2011/ug_servinginuniform_article_110224.htm

    This is a rough business.
     

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