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TIA Did Quakers Bugle? (23) RE: Did Quakers Bugle? 17 Jul 09


Matt and Penny;

Good point. Been pondering that all day (and at times before as well). It may apply to all types of non-combat support roles. There is a continuum of level-of-participation in violence between pulling the trigger, driving a truck that carries tools to repair triggers, maintaining the truck that carries the tools, repairing the grease gun that is used to maintain the truck, etc....

Interestingly, my pacifist great uncle was a telephone lineman for the army in WWII. No combat, but orders to kill certainly went down those wires - he agonized over this. Buglers were the signal corps men of their day. Luckily I am only struggling with a "let's pretend" issue, not real life (death).


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