ack! my ex's main problem with my husband (so he claims) is that my husband "abandoned his daughter" by joining the army. but i guess that's what you'd expect from a yellow bellied draft dodging malcontented hippie (not that i'm biased).

teaching your children about honor, courage and duty is more important than being at every baseball game. this is a hard life, i miss him, i worry about him, our kids miss him and the older ones worry, too. it's not that the country is more important than the children. the country is important BECAUSE of the children, and that is why my husband enlisted.

irresponsible. ha! i bet that reporter is a yellow bellied draft dodger too.

Posted by Sis B at August 26, 2007 01:31 PM

Doing Our Part in a Time of War

That's a column I wrote for my school paper during my last semester at CU, describing my struggle with the same question. I'd go back Reserves, too. The difference is that I'm younger and single, I was an MI troop - not a snake-eater or shooter - and I'd like to go back in as a Civil Affairs specialist. Like "Grandpa Rambo", though, that means I'd have to re-enlist rather than seek a commission.

Posted by Eric at August 27, 2007 02:00 AM

"You call him that, weinery reporter, or give a full quote where he addresses the topic. Stop hiding your bias behind phrases like "some people think."

You nailed it Sarah!

Posted by tim at August 27, 2007 11:17 AM