Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Military vs. the Old Military

I read the following on an email list of which I am a member and received permission to repost it here because I found it to be hilarious as well as illuminating:
I was the "Army guy" at the Air War College for four years. I spoke with LeMay on a number of occasions when he would come up for "Big Bomber" week or speak. He said it was time to retire when he realized that when he called a SAC alert the first facility at every base that had to be fully functioning was their Child Care Center.
LeMay retired in 1965, the conversation above occurred about 20 years later.

One more data point in the "greatest generation" v. "baby boomers" tussle.

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