Some Common Cents for February 20th 2015

Over Christmas of 1990, my brother-in-law and I got into a rather lengthy discussion about the upcoming First Gulf War. That the US was going to invade Iraq was pretty much a fait accompli; however, the ultimate amount of force and time required to beat the Iraqis wasn’t, at least not to John Q. Public.

At the time, I was 22, single, and without dependents. He was 31, married, and my first nephew was around 5-months old. As such, if things drug on a little longer than anticipated, I was far more apt to get the call for military service than he, far more. While I didn’t truly anticipate having to go to the Middle East, there was still that outside possibility, and, frankly, I wasn’t real keen on it…Read On…

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