I suggested that Charlie Company muster and build a snowman . . .

. . . and then put First Sergeant stripes chevrons and rockers on it; PFC Pico suggested that might not be a terribly good idea.

Snow at Fort Gordon

SPC Pico told PFC Pico that she had known some people who did BCT at Fort Leonard Wood during the winter, and the soldiers in training got mustered out with snow shovels to take care of a foot of snow.

Apparently Charlie Company was the only one which fell in to formation outside this morning; PFC Pico was getting snowed on. :(


  1. I’d like to put in a good word for First Sergeants. A good top kick can be your best friend, especially when things have gone sour and you need someone in your corner. Show some respect for the position, it’s an important one.

  2. Boulder WWII hero Bill Bower dies at 93 ( last of Doolittle’s Raiders )
    by Amy Bounds, 1/10/11

    “Col. William Marsh “Bill” Bower, the last surviving pilot of “Doolittle’s Raiders” who bombed Japan in 1942, died Monday at his home in south Boulder.

    He was 93 and “lived a completely full life,” said his son Jim Bower.

    “My dad was a hell of a guy,” he said. “He was a brave soul, a warrior. He was everybody’s friend. He did all kinds of volunteer work. He was an exceptional human being.”

    Bill Bower was hailed as a hero for his role in the United States’ first air attack on Japan following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. He volunteered and was chosen for the mission, which was planned and led by Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle…”

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