First, I would like to thank Matt very much for giving me the opportunity to post.
As you already know, Matt is a great American. As for me, I’ve been basking in the warm rays of mediocrity for over 45 years. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes mediocrity is hard to achieve and I actually broke a sweat a few times.
I spent 24 years active duty Army that included 5 combat tours. I was one of those guys that was enlisted (E-7) and took the OCS route to a commission. I retired a few years back as a field grade Infantry officer.
Maintaining my mediocrity in places like the 1st Ranger Battalion and 1st Special Forces was a chore but I managed it. I actually volunteered for SF to avoid another assignment that I thought would be hard. How’s that for being dedicated to mediocrity?
Currently I have a son in the 82nd Airborne that just returned from his third tour and a newly commissioned daughter in the 4th Infantry Division.
They are both over-achievers; guess mediocrity will skip a generation.
After I retired, I opened a small business and actually wrote a book.
Then it occurred to me; I was losing my mediocrity! That’s why I contacted Matt. Posting in the company of the folks here brings me back to a comfortable level.
Anyway, hopefully I can bring something to the dialogue.
Wish me luck.
A Veteran - whether active duty, retired, National Guard, or Reservist....is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a check payable to "The United States of America" for an amount of "up to and including my life".
That is an honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.