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In reply to: Gainesville man's photo now iconic statement on race relations »

January 20, 2013

I served in the Army, 1966-1992, and all races got along well because we had a common objective/mission: train and be prepared to defend the US. At one point during my career I commanded a basic training company. There were drill sergeants that were AA, white, Mexican-American, and one Korean-American. We all got along well together, and I was extremely proud of that. That was a marvelous thing about the military, either you got along with everyone else or you were gone. I still miss that part of my Army experience because it's not like that in the civilian world, at least not to the extent that it was in the military.

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