Newspapers sent same letter signed by different soldiers

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. zimv20 macrumors 601


    Jul 18, 2002

  2. pseudobrit macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
  3. Desertrat macrumors newbie

    Jul 4, 2003
    Terlingua, Texas
    I can see suggesting that a soldier who thinks things are going well be encouraged to write his friends and family. But using them for PR purposes? That sucks.

    But I guess a PIO is like any other flack. All mouth and no common sense. It doesn't change over time, either:

    When I was in Korea, my mother had a job in Manila. She was occasionally dating a USAF Colonel, a PIO. He got the bright idea of having a plane fly me--just me--from S. Korea to Manila at Christmas, so they could splash a headline, "USAF Reunites Mother And Soldier Son." Needless to say, Mom put the kibosh on that nonsense.

    I gotta admit I'd have loved the idea. What 20-year-old GI wouldn't? Christmas Eve, I stood guard duty in -17 temperatures, with a 20 mph wind blowing. Two feet of snow on the ground. Yuck.

    :), 'Rat

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