I thank you for your service.Rogue Scholar 05 wrote:
Ah, you are a Extreme Libertarian. Well Gen. Peter Schoomaker did not say that and you can not prove it. I have know enough generals in my time and even a loony-left like Colon Powell or Wesley Clark would not have said that to Congress.
By the way, some generals did some funny math in the early 1980s and Congress got even. In fact I was in a meeting with Gen. Colon Powell when he read the letter from Congress. I could go into the details but I seem to bore people so this time I won't.<quoted text>
No, I have never talked to the man. But I was in two dozen meetings with him. I supported my colonel who supported our general who did the talking!
But I did shake Alma Powell's hand. My wife had a coffee which Alma attended.
Oh, the the late 1980's the Powells drove a ten year old, faded light blue, Buick station wagon. Oh, and there are very few military houses with garages although my dad's house on Upton Cir., Fort Sill, OK had a carriage house which you might have been able to squeeze a VW Bug into.
I lived on Red Cloud Rd. at Fort Rucker and I had a car port! My, then, eight year old daughter said we lived on "Snob Hill" and a half-dozen houses from the post commander's house. Some of the other kids would not talk to her because she lived on Snob Hill.
Oh, CW4s are Field Grade and get the same quarters as majors through colonels get.
On a pay scale, a CW4 gets slightly more than a Sergeant Major but slightly less than a Major. A CW5 gets between a Major and a LTC. I know that pisses Jacqueau off as he thinks warrant officers are enlisted men.
But not your politics.