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Taking a moment to send this one out to Cletus Socrates

Here’s to a man who has made my day, week, month…

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  • ghostsniper May 13, 2021, 5:24 PM

    He was briefly stationed at the post I was stationed at in Germany, Wildflecken, though about 15 years earlier. Don’t know if he’s sporting hollywood rank or what but I was in twice as long as him but yet he is showing 1 more stripe than I had. spec 5 vs spec 4

  • Casey Klahn May 13, 2021, 7:56 PM

    My compliments to Mr C Socrates.

    Ghostie, I wore that Spec 5 rank, right before I went to OCS, became an E-6 for pay as a cadet, then onto the exalted O ranks. I could swear I’ve seen Elvis pics with buck sergeant stripes – probably switched jobs. Don’t you know the infantry, armor and artillery were rolling in rank like pigs in grease?

    I was chatting with a friend’s dad, and he indicated that he was in an armor unit, in Germany, about 59 or 60. I asked the obvious question, using my own version of tact: “did you meet Elvis”? Turns out he did!

    I’ll do that even one better. My housemate’s dad stole Elvis’ 8th grade girlfriend!

  • Nori May 13, 2021, 9:05 PM

    Ulysses 2017 comment “She just blew like a frog sucking on a cherry bomb.”
    Sweet Home Southern.
    The Archives of Mr V are indeed replete with treasure.