Just got done reading an article that I saw on the Yahoo Homepage:
Here's the url: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050617/...ary_in_schools
Now here's the part that gets me, I quote:
PHILADELPHIA - Nancy Carroll didn't know schools were giving military recruiters her family's contact information until a recruiter called her 17-year-old granddaughter.
"That didn't sit well with Carroll, who believes recruiters unfairly target minority students. So she joined activists across the country who are urging families to notify schools that they don't want their children's contact information given out.
"People of color who go into the military are put on the front line," said the 67-year-old Carroll, who is black."
I will attach a photo to counter this dumbass statement below.
I believe if the government is paying the public schools money, then why can't we have logic to allow recruiters into the schools just like we allow colleges to come in? People want the protection from the government but they don't want to sacrifice just 4 or 5 years of their life. As a matter of fact I hear the Army is considering to offer new recruits the option of 18 month contracts!!
Now, I'm only 25 and when I was 17 I marched my skinny, pimple face, self up to Navy recruiter and just asked him when was the soonest that I could get in. I had no desire for college "at that time". So without desire how could I possible get good grades?
Is it really that hard for someone to look at a recruiter and just say "no thanks"?
I'm am the furthest thing from a racist. But I can be considered prejiduce because I can't stand STUPID PEOPLES COMMENTS!
Here is the story about this Marine>
"Never Stopped Fighting"
Here's an inspiring photograph and story we recently received:
Marine 1st Sergeant Brad Kasal (in the middle). This photo is from the most recent major offensive in Fallujah. 1stSgt. Kasal sacrificed his own safety to save a room full of fellow Marines. He ended up taking several AK rounds in the leg. Most of his lower leg was blown away but you can't tell it from this pic. He took rounds in the back which his armor saved him from. He took one round through his butt which passed through both cheeks leaving 4 holes in him. And he also took the brunt of a grenade blast. He jumped on top of a younger Marine to cover him from the fire. He killed the terrorist who did most of the damage to him and his men, and despite a massive loss of blood he never stopped fighting. Notice that he's still holding his pistol. He has been put in for the Medal of Honor for his actions on that day. He already has several Purple Hearts for previous battles throughout his career and he has turned some down so that he could stay with his unit. While in the hospital he has met President Bush, Donald Rumsfeld and several other celebrities. He said that Bush came in by himself and had a very long, sincere, and friendly visit with him.