Thursday, November 11, 2010

Johnny Rumble:
Sikh's in the Army!

Army gets first Sikh enlisted soldier in decades.

It has finally happened.  And I, for one, am very thankful that it has.

Ever since moving to California and living in a huge Sihk center, I've always thought that there was a large part of the U.S. population that the Militray has disregarded from it's ranks solely on the religous fact of having long hair and a beard.

Well, fuck that.  History has shown that Sihks are fearsome fighters, and are some the higest decorated units in both the pre-independence British and and post-independence Indian armies.  It has truly baffled me why all the services have not tried to actively recruit this part of the American people.

Hopefully, with this enlistment, the rules will begin to relax and many more Sihks will join, and eventually, perhaps the military will allow anyone to join and serve openly, regardless of religion or life-choices.


Johnny Rumble

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