Sunday, July 15, 2007

A Real American: SFC Michael Gholston, U.S. Army

Operation Yellow Elephant salutes U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Michael Gholston [above, right], age 52, a Navy veteran eligible to [re]-enlist after age 41 because of his prior service.

Money quote [from the end]:

“Be prepared for challenges,” he said. “It won’t be a cake walk. You have to get in shape and you can’t be complacent. Don’t expect to automatically be successful just because you have lots of experience. Seek out challenges and learn. Don’t just say, ‘I’m in charge.’ You have to earn the respect.

We know nothing about SFC Gholston's personal politics, and we don't care. We thank him for his prior and continuing service to our nation where he is most needed.

We also thank him for his advice to all aspiring leaders: You have to earn the respect. So true.


At 16 July, 2007 17:00, Anonymous operation yellow jackass said...

Why won't OYE members show their military records showing the were not allowed in for "medical reasons." Repeated requests have been made, yet they continue to go unanswered. This leads one to believe that OYE is lying about their "attempts" to serve this country.

It's a shame that OYE feels it is appropriate to criticize others when they are unwilling to Be A Man and Serve!

At 16 July, 2007 19:53, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a diabled vet who supports people of age joining the service. You don't want to tangle with me.

What do you have against joining the military? The people I've met like yourself generally feel that the military is a choice for minorities and trailer park trash.


At 16 July, 2007 20:35, Blogger OYE said...

Operation Yellow Jackass' comment is a duplicate.

Please go to "Dialogue with Operation Yellow Jackass" for our response.

Thank you.

At 17 July, 2007 14:34, Anonymous Samwise Galenorn said...

OYJ, I served in the military, and I'm against the war. I'm also based in the land of reality, and the reality is that the military is broken, due to high rotation, frequent deployments, and a lack of additional personal joining the military.
Apparently, you have a problem with facts.
I'm glad that people like you aren't joining the war. It is a good strong protest against the idiocy of this conflict.

At 28 July, 2007 00:42, Blogger msfanni said...

Big Boss man (Mike) is a good friend of mine. I salute him and his courage and comviction. We are on the home front taking care of his wife. He is a good man.


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