Saturday, August 9, 2008

Barracks life

A little over a week ago, there was an "incident at the barracks," at which the NCOs were called in to settle things down. Since Mark is now a sergeant, he had to go in.

He wouldn't say what happened other than it was disgusting.

His Mom and I had to laugh though.

It wasn't that long ago that he was the one running around the barracks with the fire extinguishers or duct taping 40 oz. beers to his hands in the Airborne version of Edward Fortyhands.

There is a saying that "God invented beer to keep the 82nd Airborne from taking over the world." On the weekends, it's probably true.

But in Mark's case, the Army and two combat tours have grown him up quickly.

It's really the first time in his life he has had to be responsible for someone else.


MightyMom said...

Subvet always says the worst part of his job (E-8) was babysitting the junior guys who couldn't behave. (now behaving for a Submarine Sailor is a pretty loose term)

ABNPOPPA said...