Bossy never really thought about it this way before, but her father is a veteran. That’s him, third from the left. Actually that’s not Bossy’s father, that’s the character Hawkeye Pierce from the TV show M*A*S*H. But Bossy’s father and Hawkeye Pierce are exactly the same in that they both have dark hair and drink gin—and both joined the army to serve in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) in Korea, although for Bossy’s father it was after the Korean War was over.
Bossy never thinks about her father as a veteran, because he has spent every other minute of his life not in uniform marching against wars. But likely it was his army experience and his respect for military personnel that made his anti-war stance stronger.
And about his experience? Bossy’s father said many of the depictions in M*A*S*H are correct. They got the awful conditions correct. The mud, the latrines, the freezing cold, the homesickness. They got the humor correct. And the incessant drinking.
Which brings us to today’s Ten-Word Challenge. In exactly ten words, can you tell Bossy about a family member or friend who is a veteran? How about someone who is serving now?
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