Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Hey Cheney, Send Some Money This Way.
Third County Nationals also worked as truck drivers. I did a story on a Soldier in my unit that was a NYC Firefighter and he worked at the truck lanes. Basically, he regulated all the trucks coming in and off the post. When I went to interview him and take a few pictures, I saw what these guys were driving around in. The majority of their trucks were missing windows, had bullets holes through the windshield, doors were barely hanging on, the metal cages that were around some of their windows weren’t on properly…everything was just fucked up. Not to mention these guys went out with just the clothes on their backs. No armor on their trucks, no bulletproof glass windows, no flack vests, no helmets…literally, they just wore their holey, smelly shirts and jeans. Things must be really tough for someone to take up a job like that. So maybe when Cheney is handing out hundreds of thousands of dollars to American contract workers, he could show a little respect to the other civilians risking their lives. (Let me make it clear, I’m not saying the Third Country Nationals are contracted under Cheney’s company…but I’m pretty positive our government could help their situation).
Good Soldiers Go to Church on Sunday, Even if They Don't Believe in God.
Besides the Army thinking you have nuts made of steel, they also think you ‘re a Christian. No matter what you’re doing, you can be in formation, eating dinner, at work…they’ll have you pray. It’s like once you join they brand you with a cross. My unit would spend holiday’s together…Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter…and we’d pray like five times. I never put my head down, I always looked straight ahead. Sometimes people would say, “Hey, we’re praying you know.” This might come as a surprise to some, but not everyone believes in Jesus….and get this, there are other religions out there too. One Soldier in my unit was Muslim and he didn’t want to participate in some holiday dinner. The commander told him that if he didn’t show up, he’d get an Article 15. Well he didn’t show up, he had a few choice words with the commander and never received an Article 15. If I get deployed again I’m going to put some crazy religion on my dog tags, so they have to fly in a monk from Japan or something to give me my proper burial.