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February 21, 2004


In the land of the morons...

Hello All,

With yesterday's excitement I forgot all about the news that really made me scratch my head. You see when all this began, over a year ago, my Company had one No-Show. We tried to find him, but he wasn't at work or at home. We called his family and his mother said, "You're not takin' my BOY!" Well, sorry lady, but if your boy doesn't show up in the next 27 days (he gets 30 to report) we're gonna call him a deserter.

He didn't show. We called the Provost Marshall (think of a Super MP, kinda like a Sheriff but different) and they issued a warrant. We all thought of the little prick as a coward, and I think we're right. If he's been reading this he knows what we've been going through and that he made a very bad choice.

Better make that choices, but I'll get to that in a minute. Sure enough he was picked up for speeding and arrested on charges of desertion. I think that the max penalty for that is death, but I'm not JAG (Judge Advocate General - see Army for lawyers or a TV show) and I've heard that reservists are just getting Dishonorable Discharges and a kick in the ass. That's what this little schmuck probably would have received, except...

When he was turned over the the Army at Ft. Riley he claimed that he was crazy, so they shipped his dumb ass across the country (on your tax payer
dime) for a psych eval. The Army head-shrinkers quickly agreed that he wasn't crazy, just stupid and told him that he had to go back to Ft. Riley and take his medicine. But wait, this is the Army and since he's going there anyway why not put him to good use? This Army Car needs to go to Kansas and he needs to go to Kansas so why not put one in the other and save a little time? The kid can't be THAT stupid...

Well, maybe it wasn't a good idea to give a 'flight-risk' a car with a full tank of gas. Maybe somebody should have told him that desertion, twice, along with Grand Theft Army Auto will probably land him in an entirely DIFFERENT Kansas location where his daily activites would include big rocks, not-so-big rocks and little rocks (oh, and a hammer). Maybe they should have realized that if he'd run from war he's sure to run from authority and he surely did. At least he hasn't reported to the good (as good as Army posts get) place in Kansas yet, and that is not a good thing. Kid, if you're reading this you need to get your dumb ass to Riley ASAP and pray that they don't lock you up for the max. Or you could just run for Mexico and NEVER come home again because if any of us soldiers that are doing your job and picking up the excess slack caused by your gutless, yellow, lower that whale shit ass we're gonna thump your skull and drag you down to the Sheriff. Oh, and watch out for those steps 'cause you're gonna fall 'up' them at least two more times.

But, he's probably too busy getting that "Exit Only" tattoo on his butt to have time to read right now.

I love you all,

Will

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Ouch O Ramma, Will! I'm sensing some ....uh....hostility. Ok, he shouldn't have fled the call up. He shouldn't have been speeding. Claiming insanity wasn't a very good idea either. He certainly shouldn't have been dumb enough to flee again with an Army vehicle, to be sure.

Hmmm...yea, ok...I see where your hostility is coming from. Will? Don't glare at me, but maybe in war meeting fire with fire is advisable, but I know you're better than that in situations like this, right?

Let karma take care of Mr. Responsibilty Ditcher, ok? You, nor your soldiers, need that worry. Just all of you get your butts back here in one collective piece, and let the Powers that Be take care of Little Mr. Responsibility Ditcher.

Hugs, Prayers, and Godspeed,

Judi

Posted by: Judi Eckes on February 21, 2004 10:31 PM

Will,

As the pregnant (see due in 5 weeks) wife of a reservist who was just sent to Kuwait last week, and who was laid off from work the same day he landed, I say find the sucker when you have the time. Actually, though, he is probably stupid enough that he will be caught again before y'all get back to CONUS. I CAN'T STAND people who aren't willing to fulfill their obligations to our nation, especially when my husband has sacrificed so much to do his. And if you want to/ can send out this idiot's name and description, I will make sure people here in Texas (see I35 corridor directly to Mexico) keep our eyes out for him.

Take care, and Godspeed.

Posted by: Laurissa on February 21, 2004 11:44 PM

I agree with the previous post. You've got way more to worry about than some worthless chicken-little. YOU GUYS are the ones with the important jobs, and he's proved himself not that important. He'll get his later on...just you wait and watch. Just take care and GET HOOOOOOOME!!!!

Posted by: Dianne on February 21, 2004 11:44 PM

This CERTAINLY calls for some serious "Wall-To_Wall" counceling.

Posted by: Tesla on February 22, 2004 12:35 AM

Hi Will,
Holy cow! Like people mentioned in previous posts on this, the dumb ass deserter will do something stupid and get caught. As the old saying goes, "What goes around comes around." It floors me that the Army let this prick go back to Ft. Riley alone with a vehicle! Whoever made that decision ought to do some time in the brig. When I was studying for my Chief's exam, there are passages from the Manual for Courts Martial that mention that in time of war, a reservist can be reactivated to active duty, and be put on trial in the form of a General Court Martial. The penalty for desertion in a time of war can go as high as the death penalty, so you never know. We can always dream, can't we? I agree with you 100% that this idiot should at the very least spend the rest of his pathetic life doing hard labor in prison. It's a total insult to all of you guys and the rest of the military that reported in and did their duty, that this creep should be able to escape. Hang in there and stay safe.

Posted by: Dawn on February 22, 2004 02:12 PM

Hey Will! I, like you, absolutely can not believe the stupidity involved in giving a flight risk a car to "drive himself!" HELLO is anyone home??? Speaking of home, any news on the big day? Hugs and prayers continue to be sent your way! Don't worry about the low-life deserter, what goes around comes around. Maybe not today, but someday it will bite him in the ---! Take care and be safe!

Posted by: Annette on February 22, 2004 07:34 PM

Seeing what a brainiac this guy is, I for one am happy his idiotic ass wasn't over there covering yours - well you know what I mean :)

So either he'll get his in the end or he'll be promoted....

Posted by: Shell on February 23, 2004 03:53 PM

He should have been escorted back to Riley. If caught again he should not be let off lightly (bad example). He should be assigned to another unit immediately or at the least made to pay back all the money he has ever gotten from the military.

Say Hi to the 79th MP's if you see them!

Posted by: Mary, an ex MP on February 23, 2004 04:14 PM

Look on the bright side. He was up for AWOL and missing movement. Now, with any luck, he'll be up for desertion. When they catch up to him, he might be heading for a different part of Kansas!

Posted by: Dave (USA, ret) on February 23, 2004 08:18 PM

Hello Will,

patriot soldier,nice title "In the land of the morons" ahahah,excuse us but it make us too smile. We seem that you are just a little angry with this kid....Qiuet,quiet, you don't angry own now that you are returning to home.Permit us say you that for us you have make an excellent job and certainly you'll don't is very comforting, but we think it really, we are capable sergeant. (You tell that the sentence for deserter is the death, isn't it a little bad? Beh luck that you aren't a JAG.

CIAO all

Milena and Adriana

Posted by: Milena,Adriana on February 27, 2004 04:03 PM

Will,

As you said, "I've heard that reservists are just getting Dishonorable Discharges and a kick in the ass. That's what this little schmuck probably would have received, except..."

Maybe the Army wasn't so dumb after all. Maybe, someone realized that this turd would skate and wanted to make sure that the Army would treat this SERIOUSLY when it eventually caught up with him!

Here's hoping!

Posted by: Hangtown Bob on February 29, 2004 09:39 AM

He will probab;y be president in 2020!@!#!

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