reply to post by granpabobby
...half way through boot.we all agreed and men in lab coats came in . we were each given a large red capsule to swallow.and our name was checked off a
the next day we went on liberty i went to town and found it discusting ..everything stank...
well... maybe the red cap. had increased your sense of smell...
you did not say IF there was any follow up by the lab technicians in white coats...
the only pass us guys in the Army ('65, fort jackson, A-7-2) ever got was myself and two other guys for making "Expert" on the firing range... we
got a 3 day furlough/ leave after Basic,...(C-16-4) was AIT
Never participated in anything like your tale... but we all 'agreed/volunteered' as any situation arose to show that one was a 'team
' regardless of the request --
- Except that no-body, including us Volunteers along side the Draftees. agreed to go to Ranger School in Georgia, for Jungle Training =(vietnam was
just ramping up then, & the thinking was that a 12 month tour would mop up the mess over there) but i'm sure no body in A-7-2 wanted that career
choice or were swayed with a promise of a longer 'Leave'
i prefer to think your episode was a psychological test...
a lot changed from '65 to '68... so that there might have been more testing of Ones' patriot stance with all the anti-war drama's in the society
in '68 (i guess your pass was pre-convention there in Chicago, ... when all the hippies and anti-war activists/weathermen/SDS got their heads
busted by the police under the direction of the Mayor Daly Machine...)
'___' in '57.... wow, i got marijuana . '60) and '___' thru my older beatnik friends in '64... They, (peter & jane) did bring me a 'Supremes'
album when they visited me in the Psyche Ward... not because i ever freaked on acid or pot--- but because they were friends--- they also visited me
over in Germany, a year later where i was stationed.
sure there was cointel back then..('57) just when did thoughts arise to produce movies like 'Manchurian Candidate', or have 'Seven Days in May'
get born... there's plenty of culture medium in the movie stories that can chronicle the development of the social rift which came to a head in the