We began this conversation a couple of weeks ago, when we pointed out that 90% of Americans have invested none of their own skin in this game that is called “Keeping America Alive.” Even my generation, the last to know the military draft, which was never natural to the American scheme of warfare anyway, and which accounts for about half of the “skin in the game” citizenry today, are now in our 60s and 70s, and will soon pass away.
Several days ago, the National Museum of the U. S. Air Force unveiled an exhibit of the original B-17F Memphis Belle, “exactly 75 years after its crew finished their last mission in the war against Nazi Germany on May 17, 1943.” The Memphis Belle, had not been on public display since 2002 and will go on “permanent exhibit in the facility’s World War Two Gallery.”
Master Sergeant Robin Brown was fired from her full-time position with the Tennessee National Guard after taking her reenlistment oath while wearing a dinosaur on her right hand. The officer relaying the oath was demoted and another officer was punished for filming the ceremony.
The Colonel administering the oath was demoted, immediately retired from the Air National Guard, Master Sgt. Robin Brown relieved of duty and facing further administrative action over dinosaur puppet video.