Re: cadence calls

Keith Dever (kdever@CALSTATELA.EDU)
Mon, 19 Feb 1996 19:12:37 -0500

>As an Infantry grunt of 60's origin and later basic training company


>The military is more politically correct now but the underlying
>purposes that you are training people for are basically the same-
>that's to rape plunder and kill-- to dehumanize the "other" in any way
>possible --- <snip>


For those of you that are tax payers or anyone that is concerned how the U.S.
Army treats the "enemy" and non-combatants...this is not part of the U.S.
military combat mission. It may have been an unspoken part of some sectors
of the military, but it has never been condoned nor a part of the training
program as far as I could tell. If this is what Mr. Waite tought his basic
trainees, he has done us and the world a great disservice. I have no idea
about the his quality of service, but I am sure he meant this in a way other
than how I have interpretted it.

The Army that I am in now and others here recently left would never condone
this attitude. Rest assured that while you may object to the motives which
move the military, RPB is not one that this (future) officer would allow or

Excuse me...I am just a little upset,
Cadet Keith Dever
US Army ROTC Cadet and Anthropology student