Monday, December 28, 2015
What Did You Do In The Cold War, Dad?
Blogger Kevin Trainor Jr. has a Kindle book out that answers his daughter's question, "What Did You Do In The Cold War, Dad?"
He spent it in Germany, which meant he mainly drank beer and pissed off his sergeants.
His is a delightful little romp through a four-year hitch in Military Intelligence. These are the men and women who spent a year learning Russian only to wind up on some awful mountainside in Germany in a small office with a deck of cards, a dozen roommates and enough tedium to last a lifetime. Trainor is one of the few soldiers since antiquity who actually wanted to go to Fulda.
But -- spoiler alert -- he and thousands of bored young men and women kept that war cold, which was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of mankind.
When we erect a monument to the Cold Warrior, let it be a bronzed statue of a Löwenbräu flippy.
His is an entertaining recollection of those who helped keep the balloon from going up. If you have 99 cents, a Kindle, and an afternoon, find out what James and Melody Trainor's daddy did in the Cold War. He also included some short essays on the post-9/11 military and profiles of a few good men.
Get it here.