- Jan 1, 2020
- Reaction score
You're hitting on another aspect of my current "Fort Hood" thinking which is that there are a huge number of enlisted men, perhaps especially at this installation, who enlisted without a realistic understanding of what it means to be a soldier.Agree, this military base has been shrouded in secrecy and the number of incidents seems too high- but it is larger than most cities.
I question a lot here…
- Why does someone sign up to be active military and not be ready to be deployed? That is part of the deal and an expectation. Military service is voluntary- he chose it.
- What part of this is due to a military system? Spouses are separated due to deployment regularly- and deployment to Korea is not a war zone.
- What part of this is a young couple who had issues?
- What part of this is mental illness?
- What part is addiction?
- What part is lack of adulting? Immaturity on her part? Why marry a soldier if you don’t like the idea of them being deployed?
Of all the soldiers that sign on and are deployed, deployed to war zones, deployed repeatedly to war zones… away from spouse and children…
And we hear about this one who ran. I’m glad he is ok, I’m sorry she lost her life And hope her death is fully investigated.
Understand the consequences of him going AWOL to avoid deployment are huge.
This is Memorial Day weekend, let that sit a bit. For those of us who have family who were drafted, served in a foreign land, and lost their lives…
This guy who volunteered to serve and went AWOL to avoid deployment doesn’t sit well.
Yes this is still a failing of the military but at a much earlier point than what is often suggested or even considered.