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Military then and now

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Eric, Aug 19, 2002.

  1. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

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    Subject: HOW THE MILITARY HAS CHANGED FROM 1945 TO 2000

    > > > 1945 - NCO'S had a typewriter on their desks for doing daily reports.
    > > > 2000 - 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.
    > > > 2000 - Do it now and see what happens
    > > > 1945 - If you got drunk off duty your buddies would take you back to
    the
    > > > barracks to sleep it off.
    > > > 2000 - 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.
    > > > 2000 - 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.
    > > > 2000 - 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.
    > > > 2000 - Officers are politicians first and beg not to be given wedgies.
    > > > 1945 - They collected enemy intelligence and analyzed it.
    > > > 2000 - They collect your pee and analyze it.
    > > > 1945 - If you didn't act right, the First Sergeant put you in the brig
    > >>>until you straightened up.
    > > > 2000 - 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.
    > > > 2000 - Medals are awarded to people who work at headquarters.
    > > > 1945 - You slept in barracks like a soldier.
    > > > 2000 - 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.
    > > > 2000 - You eat in a dining facility, every slice of bread or pad of
    butter
    > > > costs, and you better not take too much.
    > > > 1945 - If you wanted to relax, you went to the rec center, played
    pool,
    > > > smoked and drank beer.
    > > > 2000 - You go to the community center and you can play in the pool.
    > > > 1945 - If you wanted beer and conversation you went to the NCOM'S or
    > > > Officer's Club.
    > > > 2000 - 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.
    > > > 2000 - You can get better and cheaper merchandise at Wal-Mart and
    K-Mart.
    > > > 1945 - Mouth off to a sergeant and get pounded.
    > > > 2000 - Do it now and get handed a "time-out" card.
    > > > 1945 - We called the enemy names like "Krauts" and "Japs" because we
    > >>>didn't like them.
    > > > 2000 - 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.
    > > > 2000 - Victory is declared when the enemy says he is sorry.
    > > > 1945 - A commander would put his butt on the line to protect his
    people.
    > > > 2000 - A commander will put his people on the line to protect his
    butt.
    > > > 1945 - Wars were planned and run by generals with lots of important
    > > > victories.
    > > > 2000 - Wars are planned by politicians with lots of equivocating.
    > > > 1945 - All you could think about was getting out and becoming a
    civilian,
    > > > again.
    > > > 2000 - All you can think about is getting out and becoming a civilian,
    > >>>again.
    > > >
     
  2. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    Great list! And true.
     

  3. NRAJOE

    NRAJOE YOU TALKIN' TO ME!? Forum Contributor

    My stepson is in the Army right now and called home to his mother complaining that the barracks air conditioning is out and they are sweating. I said AIR CONDITIONING? Our air was open the windows and buy a fan!