Tales From the (linked by Kerry) Democratic Underground
Instead, they estimated the hulking athlete just two years out of high school was more than 150 pounds too heavy to join the service.
Hunt didn't let that stop him. He worked out, changed his diet and shed the pounds so he could enlist. Comments at DU: * Sounds like his motivation for weight loss was a death wish. the case could be made, I think. Stranger things have happened. * Sorry, but IMO, this just improved the gene pool. * Sounds like the poor kid was trying to please *somebody*... "Hey look, Mom, Dad, everybody, I'm thin, I'm a patriot, I'm a Christian, and I'm a soldier. *Now* am I okay?" * Because they are KILLERS Bums and Bullies . I knew guys like that in the service who loved to KILL, and loved to hunt other human beings. They are always with us. Between wars some of them assume the mantra of serial killers. Just buy or rent Platoon or Full Metal Jacket, to see a few examples. Reading through the comments, you get the overall sense (excepting one post by a newcomer who took the gloating person to task) of the DUers thinking that this young man, who enlisted freely, must be dumb, joined the army to just to kill people and he was a religious zealot. May I take this time to remind you that the Kerry for President official site still links to Democratic Underground? Why?