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EuGene Military Jodies? (142* d) RE: Military Jodies? 23 Jun 07

Golly, GUEST (Knock! Knock! Who's there? GUEST. GUEST who? PolterGUEST), I don't have a moniker, so I didn't know how else to address you. Ha!

I was in the Army going through Basic and AIT in 1966 - 1967. We had several other marching ditties we used to sing, but the Jody thing was the only one that really sticks in my mind.

I surmised at the time that it must have been actually composed officially by the Army training command leaders as a good way to put pressure on the recruits to soften us up and to psychologically break down our "individualism". That way we could then be easily remolded into cookie cutter soldiers . . . that ditty did have a profound effect on some of the guys (as I noted), and stuck with all of us to some extent, so that's why "Jody" is still in the dark recesses of my aging mind.


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