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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:40 pm 
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Most of my fellow employees know that I am involved in a war gaming club.....My Civil War calenders and mug gives my interest away.....But you should see the looks on the other peoples faces when I am asked what I am going to do tonight and my reply is that "I am going home to kill 10,000 people".


Maj.Gen. John Dragan 2/II AoA


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It does come up occasionally, but most people in the churches are more surprised than anything. But then they think it's OK. Occasionally, however, there will be a person or couple who think I am glorifying war and don't understand this as something a "man of the cloth" should be involved in. Which at least opens the door to more "real" conversations than I usually get to have (today it's mediating who gets to use the refrigerator in the church kitchen and who doesn't. And who gets to decide. I must've missed that class at Duke... [8]).


Maj Gen Sean Turner
3rd Cavalry Division, "Yankee Thrasher"
I Corps
Army of Alabama


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I dont advertise my war-gaming but I don't hide it either. Sometimes I have to explain it like when my wife announced loudly a party one night the she was a "war widow", after removing the wine glass from her hands I went on to explain that as I was just out of the Air Force where killing was "my profession" it was now "only a hobby".
Still can't figure out why the party started thinning out after that.
Guess they didn't like wargaming much..
[8][}:)][:D]



Lt. Gen. Ed Blackburn
VIth Corp/AoS
"Where We Lead the Army Follows"


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Two things tipped my collegues off as to my wargamming hobby...

1 - I am constantly humming the tune Dixi

2 - Sent an email to my manager about my being absent from work.
Thing was I was at home and using my acwgc email account that
has my rank etc as a signature. The next day I ran into my boss
and he said "Good Morning Major Corbin" :>

Colonel John Corbin
Commanding officer
2nd Division
XVIII Corps
AoJ


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<blockquote id="quote"><font size="3" face="book antiqua" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by John Corbin</i>
2 - Sent an email to my manager about my being absent from work.
Thing was I was at home and using my acwgc email account that
has my rank etc as a signature. The next day I ran into my boss
and he said "Good Morning Major Corbin" :>
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Gen. Walter, USA
AoS / War College


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