OUR MILITARY THEN AND NOW

Obviously written by a disgruntled former military man, probably a terrorist, white, anti-government extremist.
Everybody knows we have the best fighting force in the world, except for maybe three or four.  At least, they all have internet access and built-in women and girly men.
LtC. (ret.) DS

HOW TRUE MIGHT THIS BE?

MILITARY OLD AND NEW

1945 – NCO’s had a typewriter on their desks for doing daily reports.
2016 – everyone has an internet access computer, and they wonder why
no work is getting done.

1945 – we painted pictures of girls on airplanes to remind us of home.
2016 – they put the real thing in the cockpit.

1945 – your girlfriend was at home praying you would return alive.
2016 – she is in the same trench praying your condom worked.

1945 – if you got drunk off duty your buddies would take you back to
the barracks to sleep it off.
2016 – if you get drunk they slap you in rehab and ruin your career.

1945 – you were taught to aim at your enemy and shoot him.
2016- you spray 500 bullets into the brush, don’t hit anything, and
retreat because you’re out of ammo.

1945 – canteens were made of steel, and you could heat coffee or hot
chocolate in them.
2016 – canteens are made of plastic, you can’t heat anything in them,
and they always taste like plastic.

1945 – officers were professional soldiers first and they commanded respect.
2016- officers are politicians first and beg not to be given a wedgie.

1945 – they collected enemy intelligence and analyzed it.
2016 – they collect your pee and analyze it.

1945 – if you didn’t act right, the Sergeant Major put you in the brig
until you straightened up.
2016 – if you don’t act right, they start a paper trail that follows
you forever.

1945 – medals were awarded to heroes who saved lives at the risk of their own.
2016 – medals are awarded to people who work at headquarters.

1945 – you slept in barracks like a soldier.
2016 – you sleep in a dormitory like a college kid.

1945 – you ate in a mess hall, which was free, and you could have all
the food you wanted.
2016 – you eat in a dining facility, every slice of bread or pad of
butter costs, and you better not take too much.

1945 – we defeated powerful countries like Germany and Japan.
2016 – we come up short against Iraq and Afghanistan.

1945 – if you wanted to relax, you went to the rec center, played
pool, smoked and drank beer.
2016 – you go to the community center, and you can play pool.

1945 – if you wanted beer and conversation you went to the NCO or
Officers’ Club.
2016 – the beer will cost you $2.75, membership is forced, and someone
is watching how much you drink.

1945 – the Exchange had bargains for soldiers who didn’t make much money.
2016 – you can get better and cheaper merchandise at Walmart.

1945 – we could recognize the enemy by their Nazi helmets.
2016 – we are wearing the Nazi helmets.

1945 – we called the enemy names like “Krauts” and “Japs” because we
didn’t like them.
2016 – we call the enemy the “opposing force” or “aggressor” because
we don’t want to offend them.

1945 – victory was declared when the enemy was defeated and all his
things were broken.
2016 – we haven’t a clue as to what victory is or what it takes to achieve it.

1945 – a commander would put his butt on the line to protect his people.
2016 – a commander will put his people on the line to protect his butt.

1945 – wars were planned and run by generals who knew how to fight and win.
2016- wars are planned by politicians who haven’t a clue aboutfighting orwinning.

1945 – we were fighting for freedom, and the country was committed to winning.
2016 – we don’t know what we’re fighting for, and the government is committed to social programs and political correctness.

Comment (1)

  1. Rhonda

    Wow, they didn’t slap you into rehab in 1987 yet, but if you wanted the base commander’s signature on your APR , you need to be a member of the NCO Club.

    Reply

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