reply to post by hoghead cheese
You know, the more I think about this story, the more I flat out don't buy it.
That's right, I'm calling the OP a liar.
ANY Captain in command of any company in any branch of service would be a fool to try such a thing in some sort of atheistic crusade against
believers. Why? Because he would be in the minority in these regards. I would say that 70% of the people that I served with in the Army were
Christians... and that number is most likely very conservative. The rest were also theists, save maybe a few.
I just don't buy it. The Captain would be absolutely insane to try such a thing and the NCO would have done his duty and stood up for the private in
I stood toe-to-toe with all SIX of my superiors once while in service. My team leader, my squad leader, my platoon sergeant, my platoon leader, my
first sergeant and my captain. I threatened to beat the piss out of each and every one of them. I pointed my finger at each of them one at a time as I
did so. The only one of them that even acted like he was game was my first sergeant (man he would have kicked my ass, too. He was a bad man.)
Guess what happened? Absolutely nothing other than what I TOLD them would happen. "You are NOT calling me off of Doctor's leave to send me to the
field for two weeks without consulting my doctor first and allowing me to, at the very least, renew my prescriptions for medication that I REQUIRE to
get over my pneumonia that I am suffering due to a totally collapsed lung. In fact, after I kick your asses, I will leave this company. Nay, this
entire batallion and there won't be a damned thing you can do about it."
They talked tough for a bit and I excused myself and walked straight towards the Brigade Chaplain's office. He called the CO on the phone. Told me
everything would be fine and the next day I was moved to Brigade Headquarters where I went on to be awarded two AAM medals and was nominated for the
ARCOM, within the span of two months. Upon leaving the military I found a nice hand-written letter in my mailbox from my congressional representative
congratulating me on being inducted into the Fayetteville, Arkansas Hall of Honors. Weird, I still don't know what that one was for...
Point being, if you are in the right, and you take the proper channels at your disposal, shatbags like this will be circumvented.