Mike Vanderbeogh’s Chapter 23 of, “Absolved,” titled, “Screaming Eagles”…enjoy!
Fort Campbell, KY: Nine Months and Two Days After the Battle of Sipsey Street.
“Sir, I protest this requisition. If we fill this order it amounts to a full fifteen percent of our existing stocks. It puts us below our own required minimums we may need in case of deployment.” The Captain looked for hope in the bird colonel’s hatchet face. There was none to be seen.
The Colonel was sympathetic but his hands were tied. He replied in a voice of flint, “Captain this order originated in the E-Ring. The Corps Commander protested it and was overruled. I assure you that you have less stoke in this outfit than General Mackey. You understand why these people want our rations, don’t you?”
Of course O’Toole knew. Anybody who read the front page of any newspaper in the United States…
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