Saving Private Bryan
Bryan's Dad wrote:
My son joined the US ARMY with few guarantees
other than that he would have a chance
at being on the US Army running team and
that his first duty station would be Ft.
The Ft. Hood promise is in writing on
a document that was signed by his recruiter
... he finds himself now in Kansas.
Do you know of any groups that could send
his mother and I in the right direction
to help our son? He is extremly unhappy
and has recently been brought up on Art#15
charges of disrespect to a superior.
I know that he feels that he has been
lied to and at this time actually has no
respect ... this I have taught him. Lies
deserve no respect and contracts/promises
are invaluable. My thanks in advance for
any help or insight that you might have.
off replying to this for a week, hoping
I could find an ounce of sympathy. But
I can't. You are truly a man who would
lay down his son for his principles.
that word "Army" - does it conjure
up images of holidays and endless leisure?
I think not. Does it suggest that discipline
does not matter, that an obvious lie from
a recruiter (Duh!) allows your son to disrespect
the WHOLE ARMY? I think not.
If - and only
if - you care about your son, tell him
to knuckle down, grow up, and let the army
teach him respect ain't the same as selfishness.
You and I
know what the Army is; we know why recruiters
lie, why they used to blackjack young lads
into the Navy, why the 'King's Shilling'
was dropped into lad's beer.
We had choices.
I chose not to go near the Army, you chose
to let your son go blindfold. Blame
yourself, not the Army.