Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Feb 12, 2004
A recent front-page story in the Wall Street Journal (January 6, 2004) reported U.S. Marines being trained for duty in Iraq are getting drilled in people skills as well as heavy weaponry. They are receiving instruction about staying respectful as well as about staying alive.
Marines are still
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 24, 2011
PASSING THE TEST
A man recounts a time when he had to enter the military while the draft was still in place:
I didn’t enlist in the Army — I was drafted. So I wasn’t going to make life easy for anyone. During my physical, the doctor asked softly, "Can you read the letters on the wall?"
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
There was a shipwreck at night, once, caused by a mighty storm. A boy on the ship was taken away by the waves. He eventually came to rest on a rock. He stayed on the rock all night, shivering in the cold storm. A rescue crew found him the next morning. They asked him, “Weren’t you scared? Didn’t