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  •  I read a book by one man who was drafted in, (1+ / 0-)
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    IIRC, 1938.  His first assignment was to the goddamn horse cavalry.

    He wrote of training troops to use mortars with a baseball bat and a cushioned base.

    The problem wasn't lack of training as much as lack of equipment.

    A jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a carpenter to build one.--Sam Rayburn (D-TX)

    by Ice Blue on Mon Jan 05, 2009 at 10:33:12 AM PST

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