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By Kathy Roth-Douquet

In the US, it's more and more the case that the folks who make, aid, or protest army coverage haven't any army adventure. As Kathy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer assert during this groundbreaking paintings, the space among the "all-volunteer army" and the remainder of us is widening, and our state faces a deadly lack of know-how among these in energy and those that shield our manner of life.

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Kathy’s husband, Greg, was influenced in part by his adopted godfather, Pat Fitzsimons, who became a role model and mentor to Greg when he was in college. Pat was Chief of Police in Seattle when Greg met him, a wonderfully ethical, kind, and successful man who had also been a Marine Corps officer. Several university classmates of Frank’s son John showed an interest in military service after getting to know John, none of whom had considered it before. One of his friends actually volunteered. Until they met John, his new friends had never known anyone in the military and had never even considered the possibility of joining.

Major told Mark to get his M203 (hybrid M16 and single-shot grenade launcher) and led him to the rear of the amtrac. He told Mark to “take out” the RPK (no idea what that is) firing out of a bunker at the far end of the grove. Mark loaded the weapon, stepped out from behind the amtrac, and fired at the target. He then stepped back behind the amtrac to reload. I’m not sure how many grenades he launched that way. After reloading when he stepped out from behind the amtrac to fire again, an Iraqi in the grove sprayed a burst of machine-gun fire and hit Mark below his Kevlar vest.

ROTC Cadets Are Students, Not Robots,” Brown Daily Herald, January 27, 2005. 30. Aidan Levy, “Interest in ROTC Minimal at Brown Despite Debate at Other Ivies,” Brown Daily Herald, February 15, 2005. 31. Ibid. Catherine Lutz, professor of anthropology, quoted. “NOT FOR PEOPLE LIKE US” ✯ 51 We are not the only people to note the elitism that has deformed the view of the military on many American campuses. After reading Frank and John’s book Keeping Faith, former president George Herbert Walker Bush wrote to Frank: September 24, 2002 Dear Frank, .

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