Saturday, September 17, 2005

Army and Katrina

I spent today in the Army doing reserve things, and I was talking to people there. It is always interesting to talk to soldiers from New York. They are a mixed bag of interesting people, each with their own take on the world, their own perspective, knowledge base, and background.

One sentiment that was floating around, and I have to admit that I shared it, was the government's poor response to Hurricane Katrina.

My unit, because of what we do and the experience we have, would probably be pretty useful right about now in helping Loiusiana. But yet no one has called. Many people would have been happy to go and help out.

Toward the end of the day my unit colleced names of people who would want to go down there if the Army calls looking for volunteers. Like many in my unit, I put my name on the list, but I suspect that the Army won't call. They never seem to call when you want them too.

6 comments:

Shosh said...

I was wondering why they didn't use you guys so that you could get some practical real-life experience in a non-combat zone. (or at least a non-threat of homicide bomber zone). Did they send any reserve units at all?? Maybe they're letting you guys rest up for Iraq. oh g*d......

bec said...

"Maybe they're letting you guys rest up for Iraq."





g*d forbid.
yikes.

bec said...

http://becsuniverse.blogspot.com/2005/09/i-did-not-win-lottery-last-night.html

have you seen what they're posting about you lately?????????

old carriage sports lounge said...

wow...would you really be going to iraq? heavy. not that you need the obvious pointedout to you...but it's like a warzone there!
i hope i get to meet you first. BEC--throw that partay, and quick!
it's nice to know that there are still some patriotic young americans out there. i, for one, am. heck, shosh is more a patriotic american than most american's these days.

Karl said...

While I appreciate all the worrying, it doesn't look like I am going anywhere in the very near future. I'll let you know if it changes. Don't start worrying yet.

bec said...

i, for one, am not worried. i'm just trying to figure out the odds of winning any bets that have both your name and iraq in them.
:D