I dunno, I’m pretty sure the WWII vets felt the same about the boomers, Mike. Giving loaded weapons to pot-smoking, free love, flower power hippies and turning them loose in Vietnam with limited adult supervision?

Or the vets from the Great War watching these kids who had grown up with electric homes and running water and cars instead of horses, who were going to be lugging packs in the field and sleeping in holes that they had to dig themselves, taking on Hitler and Tojo?

From what I’ve seen, the millennial crowd (male and female, straight and gay, native and immigrant) is doing okay on the battlefield. At least as well as I did back in the day, going eyeball to eyeball with the godless Communist hordes that were threatening to pollute our precious bodily fluids. (Hard to have many decent war stories from the Cold War era, alas.)

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