How should a veteran think about the Colin Kaepernick-police brutality-national anthem-NFL-Trump-NASCAR shitshow that has transpired, first slowly over the past few years, then really fast this past weekend, like a C-RAM farting rounds into the air over a FOB? Is there a right way to be an American, a vet, and an NFL fan? Aren’t you all just as frigging tired as I am — of being shocked, of being appalled, of being mad and disappointed and a little uncertain of where the hell this mass of humanity is careening to next?
Sgt. Cleon Brown with the Hastings, Michigan police department always believed he was white with Native American ancestors. That is, until his daughter was diagnosed with an illness typically found in people of African American descent. His search for answers led him to take a DNA test from Ancestry.com. Sure enough, he is 18% sub-Saharan African, according to the test results.
In 1775, the Second Continental Congress wrote 69 Articles of War that established standards of conduct for Continental Army officers and soldiers. Over time, these articles evolved into the Uniform Code of Military Justice — the laws our service members must follow today.