A visiting aunt is on the base. It is mentioned that she lost a son in the Vietnam war. The war ended nearly 40 years ago and if the woman was to be old enough for that to be true, she would be around age 80, which she is not. See more »
[Belgrad is holding Claudia Joy and Roland hostage at the hospital Roland works at]
Sgt Peter Belgrad:
Why are you talking?
Claudia Joy Holden:
Don't know. I figured if I'm going to die before lunch, I might as well get my two cents in.
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I am also a USMA grad. Unlike a previous poster, I served in Iraq and Afghanistan instead of "rear detachment." Also, unlike him, I am a woman. The problems posed are fairly accurate, especially the problems between the lieutenant colonel wife and her civilian doctor husband, and the problems posed by young enlisted soldiers marrying young women they barely know right before deploying. The only thing I don't agree with is the portrayal that senior officer wives get preferential treatment, for example, in the medical clinic. Then again, I'm a woman, and only a Captain, so who knows, maybe this does happen. I have certainly heard horror stories from my MPs who pulled over a colonel's wife who tries to "pull rank." I am excited to see the rest of the season!
Ali P Philadelphia, PA
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