Against The Giant: “I Really Enjoy Reading The Paper And Knowing There Are Others Out There Who Agree With Us”
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To: Traveling Soldier
From: Soldier R [Germany]
January 17, 2010
The support, hope and dedication you show us soldiers is something not found too many places.
I'm not sure if I've ever shared this with you. . .
My view of Traveling Soldier and Military Resistance is that it is against the giant. The organization that cares only for the big picture, and those lost in the process are worth it
The Army teaches us that if we enter a building with ten people and come back out with seven, then it is a successful mission.
That is sad in itself. Not to mention the stories the lost soldier's loved ones are told.
I am on my way to work this morning because I failed to show up yesterday to a meeting which I was unaware of. The NCO who I am reporting to. . . my first impression of him was him yelling at us and demanding to be called sergeant. This "old Army" and "new Army" stuff gets old after the first couple of years.
I hate the fact that the Army turns into a spitting contest. It only works until somebody pulls rank into the conversation. I believe that many people in the Army simply have the wrong goals and the wrong focus.
Please send each new issue of Traveling Soldier to my new address. I will let you know if I find anyone else interested over here. I'm sure they exist, it's just a matter of meeting them.
There are several websites that have come to light since my last communication that I would like to bring to everyone's attention.
These are some great organizations focused on the truth and ALL soldiers, leaving politics out recognizing everyone's opinion, no matter how obscure. I believe many of us have the same goals in mind.
I've been quite busy to include work and personal life. I bought a new car, got married and PCSed to Germany. The car is awesome, my wife is wonderful and loving and Germany is much better than Ft. Polk.
I will not be deploying in the unit I am in right now. I am in a strictly garrison unit which means that I will probably be a paper pusher unless I volunteer to go "down range". I will recognize this as an option, but right now I am trying to settle in.
Here's to a new year and much more accomplished for each and every person willing to accept the help. I really enjoy reading the paper and knowing there are others out there who agree with us.