Monthly Archives: April 2012

Real Heroes: Meeting SFC Leroy Petry

By: Peter Sessum So there I was, on the 18th green, no shit. It was the last day of Rumble on the Ridge golf tournament. It was military appreciation day and the pin on the 18th hole was an American … Continue reading

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POGs, Gomers and Geardos

By: Peter Sessum I saw this comic once. In it a diner asked a passing waiter for a glass of water, the waiter replied that it was not his table. The man started having problems and was gasping for air, … Continue reading

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Is the Infantry Ready for Females?

By: Peter Sessum Don’t ever put the words “women” and “can’t” in the same sentence around my mother unless you want to start a fight. So I do not make this argument lightly. I have no doubt that someday women … Continue reading

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How Big is Your Family?

By: Peter Sessum Your siblings are the family you are born with, your platoon mates are the family you are issued, but your brothers are the family you choose. Those in the military will agree, you are closer to the … Continue reading

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We Swear, Get Over it

By: Peter Sessum Actor/rapper Will Smith does not swear in his music, but he does in his movies. He wanted to show that someone could rap without using profanity. It made his music open to a wider audience since kids … Continue reading

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What is a Veteran and Other Definitions

By: Peter Sessum This is going to be pretty knucklehead for most people, but there are a few terms that people still get mixed up. Especially in the media. Here is a brief rundown on what is a veteran, how … Continue reading

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Why Grunts Hate POGs

By: Peter Sessum So there I was, in Afghanistan, no shit. I was in Khost Province on FOB Salerno and about to go on a mission. There was a part missing from my machine gun mount so I went into … Continue reading

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