Thursday, January 8, 2009

THE ARMY IS CURT AND IMPERSONAL?

We had a whole touchy-feely song and dance thing prepared, but let’s cut the shit. I’m going to read a list of names. They’re all dead. If you have any other questions contact your Senator or something.”

 The Army sent 7000 letters to military families whose loved ones have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Unfortunately, every letter was addressed to “John Doe.” But if you think that’s impersonal, you should read the rest of the letter:

 

Dear John Doe:

Thank you for the service of your [son/daughter/husband/wife]. May [his/her] [death/maiming/torture] by [them/us] not be forgotten. It is always especially tragic to see a brave patriot killed by [an IED/rocket fire/ Carl]. [His/Her] service to our [country/corporation] will not be [forgotten/exposed].

 PS: In honor of your loved one’s service, please accept the enclosed [medal of honor/ coupon for a free trip to the salad bar at Sizzler].

[Sincerely/ Vaya con Dios],

SIGN NAME HERE


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