Connecting the Troopers of Today with the Veterans of Yesterday.
No Place for Anonymity
Dragoon Base has become for me an important link to a group of wonderful men and women who have served their Country in the Second Armored Calvary – the same unit I was in during the Vietnam War. The time, effort and energy that goes into designing and maintaining this site is a credit to all those involved. It is educational, informative and entertaining as we all reveal ourselves in a multitude of creative ways.
It is in this revelation that we open up our lives, our hopes, dreams and our ideas to one another in a caring and generous way. We may not agree with one and others' convictions but for the most part we respect each other as brothers and sisters should do.
But brothers and sisters don't and should not hide from each other behind a facade of initials or an acronyms. If this is allowed then anyone could join this site under who knows what pretense. If we are going to open up to each other and reach out let me know who you are or at the very least what your name is. I do not think this is asking too much. It should be required to join this group.
It is stated that this network is open to all that have “served” and I realize that this could be open to interpretation. I believe that spouse, mother, father, sister or brother of a deceased or disabled Second Armored Calvary Vet should be able to use this site but at the same time it should necessary to reveal these particulars to the officers of Dragoon Base.
I have to admit that I am no “military man” and have never pretended to be and therefore there is much I do not understand. But my heart goes out to families, loved ones and soldiers who have experienced the horrors of war. I see the faces of all people who have suffered and I ask myself – Why?
Let us not hide from one another in mistrust but sincerely communicate in a productive and meaningful way. I am always open to criticism and opinion but let it come from someone I know – tell me your name.