"War is an ugly thing but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feelings which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."
- John Stuart Mill
Late night working today. Left the office at 2130.
Someone asked me what a 27D is. Pictured is a 27D in the form of SPC Ellis. A 27D is a legal specialist or paralegal. SPC Ellis is new to the Army and is fresh out of Basis and AIT. He's 19 years old, from Richmond, VA, single, and has just finished his freshman year at George Mason University. He very well read, speaks French, plays electric violin, and likes Jazz and the Blues (which I think is a definite plus). He's going to do well in the Army because he's a natural at "acquiring" stuff that our office needs and at finding misplaced witnesses and clients. Iniative is what it takes to be a good soldier, and Ellis has that.