Episode 283 – military round table, part 2

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Summary: * (0:24) Maintaining and expressing individuality while in a command structure.  The story of Roy Benavidez (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Benavidez). * (3:17) The details of military rank structure and the protocol for addressing other soldiers.   The importance of how you got your rank, and the subcultures that creates.  A survey of military ranks, histories, etymologies, etc, can be found here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:United_States_uniformed_services_comparative_ranks) (there's a show/hide link next to it -- just click "show"). * (21:36) The reasons people join the military. * (35:21) The dehumanization of the enemy, and how it makes combat both easier and more difficult.  You can read up on the Christmas Truce here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_truce). * (40:39) The conversations that occur between moments of action.  When and where people have their most honest moments, and the form they take. * (47:51) The camaraderie shared by military veterans as a result of their shared experiences.  The similar (albeit less significant) camaraderie that forms among roleplayers for similar reasons. Hosts: Cape, Dan, (Sgt.) Dan, Ryan, Wayne   Miscellaneous links... The two blogs Cape contributes to are Geek Life (http://geek-life.com/) and Roleplayers Chronicle (http://roleplayerschronicle.com/). In an email exchange, Ryan also suggest a book, entitled What It Is Like To Go To War (http://www.amazon.com/What-It-Is-Like-War/dp/0802145922/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351658131&sr=8-1&keywords=what+it+is+like+to+go+to+war+by+karl+marlantes).