Happy birthday, President Reagan

Roamy here.  On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ronald Reagan, I thought I’d ask y’all for your thoughts on his Presidency. 

My friend Swamp Heathen #1 is a great admirer of Reagan, mainly because he served in the Army under both Carter and Reagan.  He says in the late 70’s, they couldn’t get parts for repair at his Hawk missile site in West Germany, and there’s nothing worse than sitting there, knowing the Soviets are on the other side of the line, and if they come across, there’s not a damn thing you can do about it.  All that changed with Reagan.

Another friend left the Army in the 90’s, before retirement, saying “it’s not Ronnie’s army any more.”

Your thoughts?

I think I’m going to go watch Hellcats of the Navy.

3 thoughts on “Happy birthday, President Reagan”

  1. xBradTC;
    hope you are doin’ better.

    Roamy;
    it might just be my bias and/or imagination; however, Reagan actually looks like he’s comfortable wearing a hat… the other just is one.
    I have friends that got out under BJ Clinton… and some who decided to pursue other career paths for similar reasons.

  2. Obama is all hat and no cattle, as my old Cow puncher Grandad would say.

    As for the Army, it’s not even slick Willie’s Army anymore, and Bush fixed not one of the problems Willie brought into the Army. That’s what RINO presidents will get you.

  3. I am proud to say that my service in The Old Guard (“The Army’s official ceremonial unit and escort to the President”) was all under Reagan and Bush 41. Reagan was 100% class-act.

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