Monday, January 23, 2006

Hardgrove? He I remember...

So here I am again. You think I am doing well? My Sgt Major has said that it is his job to be a prick. What is it when the leaders you are supposed to respect think that their job as leaders means to be a prick? Oh well, I am getting out on April 30th! Then I will be master of my own destiny. So I have an interview here soon, I don't know if this is the right thing for me but we shall see right?

My wife says that I should start to tell you all my stories on my blog and if you like them mahaps I will be published... All in good time right? I think that I will start to tell my stories (some fiction and some nothing but truth). Take care my friends and thank you.

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds like a great idea, i wouold love to hear your stories.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with your wife. Your stories should be told and perhaps need to be told. You have a lot of knowledge and wisdom gained from your experiences to share. What a shame it would be to keep that to yourself. Besides, you have a talent for the written word!

Kim said...

Cool. I, too, would love to hear your stories.

Snag said...

I definitely would like to see more of your work. Good luck, man. I'm glad you're back.
Remember, the mind can play tricks on you and make you forget what the miltary is really like. you'll find yourself waxing nastalgic about the good stuff, easily forgetting the hours upon hours of bullshit, nothingness.
Seven years from my ETS and still proud of my service, I find myself missing it. Then I quickly snap out of it and remember all the misappropriated time. Civilian is better.
All the best to you and your family.

Shavonne said...

Hey I feel ya. I've been out of the Army for over a year now. I didn't understand the mentality of those that are suppose to be leaders. Bad leadership produced bad soldiers which produces more bad leaders. Vicious cycle and I'm no longer a part of it.

Anonymous said...

sounds from your last line you are saying goodbye to your blog hopefully i misinterpreted it...if you do get published there are many here including me who would buy the book

Cynthia Antoinette said...

Tara's a very smart woman!

Cynthia Antoinette

Cheryl said...

I agree with all of the above. I've been retired for almost twelve years now; but it sounds like things don't change much. Write it all down now! It is true, your mind will start to play tricks on you over the years and you'll remember the good stuff and forget the BS. That's good for your sanity, but the public needs to know about the BS!

phinky said...

Countdown to getting constitutional rights back starts now! Seriously, write it all down. It's been 4 years since I got out, and I don't miss it. It helps that I work on an Army base to remind me of the silly stuff like the whiz quizzes.

colorado bob said...

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Zach....I second that emotion, there's been alot of books coming out of this war, nothing like the past ones. Speaking the natives language gives you a big leg up on the picture. I put up a post a while back on the vets running for congress, that number is now 53 dems...2 repub. This has never happened before. here's their site:
click here
Keep the shiney side up, and the rubber side down...
COLORADO BOB

Anonymous said...

good luck with the interview Zach.

There are a few books about the war in Iraq.There are books written by people who hate the war and people who support it.

Perhaps you should describe your war from the language side.As a linguist,you have noticed and have seen more of Iraqis than most other soldiers ever could.

How do war affect the Iraqis?


Your story of the war,will be helpful to so many sociologists and other social science branch out there.

Anonymous said...

I think you need to consider running for elected office. Just my 2 cents.

-roamer in mich

Anonymous said...

what stories? stories of killing innocent iraqis? of course they are NON FICTION, and you will tell nothing but the truth about the murders! what a lame, zach

open your eyes and see the reality. but you cant. others have to open 'em for ya!

jarvenpa said...

Your wife is right. Tell your stories. There is power in speaking truth.

carol said...

Zach,

You are such a talented writer. Not only would writing it all down be therapeutic for you, but would help the rest of us understand what you went through - what the truth is.

I hope you write. I hope you run for office. I hope you stay strong until April 30th and beyond! Don't let the turkeys get you down.

You are in our thoughts and prayers. You're a good man, Zach. Don't forget it. The truth will set you free!

Subterfuge_Malaise said...

Congratulations on your exit. I have just started my military career. Doubt that you'll remember but you gave me very wise advice, "you get what you put into it". I see these juvenile idiots and it re-motivates me. Just wanted to let you know that I'm still watching your blogspot and take pride in how far you've gone.

AirborneVet said...

Stories, especially those dealing with the local culture, would be great and a fantastic way for others to learn! I look forward to reading them!

Anonymous said...

airbornrvet,

People like you are sick.seriously,we have killed 30 000 Iraqis and now we want to kill the Iranians becoz....hmmm..awww...mummy,they have WMD too.

sick!!