A while back there was a comment from one commenter to another that his service to the nation in uniform had earned him his right to his opinions, much as the first commenter didn't agree with said opinion. That immediately elicited a comment from someone who had not served in one of the seven uniformed services and who thought it was a putdown. Knowing all three commenters, I judged it not to be a putdown but I saw how it could be taken as such.
Here is the corrective, from a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel (retired suggests 20 years of service and lieutenant colonel suggests about 15 years of commissioned service). It is from the San Jose Mercury News.
Hat tip this time is to my middle brother, Lance, who, as a Civil Servant, served his nation well in the contracting area of the US Air Force.
Regards — Cliff
10 months ago