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How the military has changed over the years:
1945 - Sgt's had a typewriter on their desks for doing daily
2000 - Everyone has an internet access computer, and they
wonder why no work is getting done.
1945 - We painted pictures of girls on airplanes to remind
us of home.
2000 - They put the real thing in the cockpit.
1945 - You were taught to aim at your enemy and shoot him.
2000 - You spray 500 bullets into the brush, don't hit
anything, and retreat because you're out of ammo.
1945 - Canteens were made of steel, and you could heat
coffee or hot chocolate in them.
2000 - Canteens are made of plastic, you can't heat anything
in them, and they always taste like plastic.
1945 - They collected enemy intelligence and analyzed it.
2000 - They collect your pee and analyze it.
1945 - Medals were awarded to heroes who saved lives at the
risk of their own.
2000 - Medals are awarded to people who work at
1945 - You slept in barracks like a soldier.
2000 - You sleep in a dormitory like a student.
1945 - We defeated powerful countries like Germany and
2000 - We come up short against Iraq and Yugoslavia.
1945 - The NAAFI had bargains for soldiers who didn't make
2000 - You can get better and cheaper merchandise at the
1945 - Mouth off to your sergeant and get pounded.
2000 - Do it now and get handed a 'time-out' card.
1945 - We could recognize the enemy by their Nazi helmets.
2000 - We are wearing the Nazi helmets.
1945 - We called the enemy names like 'Krauts' and 'Japs'
because we didn't like them.
2000 - We call the enemy the 'opposing force' or 'aggressor'
because we don't want to offend them.
1945 - Victory was declared when the enemy was defeated and
he was broken.
2000 - Victory is declared when the enemy says he is sorry.
1945 - A commander would put his butt on the line to protect
2000 - A commander will put his people on the line to
protect his butt.
1945 - Wars were planned and run by generals with lots of
2000 - Wars are planned by politicians with lots of
1945 - We were fighting for freedom, and the country was
committed to winning.
2000 - We don't know what we're fighting for, and the
government is committed to social programs.
1945 - All you could think about was getting out and
becoming a civilian again.
2000 - All you can think about is getting out and becoming a
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