You know why they chose you?

SCAN0013Alan Smith,
Angier, NC.

This was said to me by an instructor, as an 18-year old US Navy sailor, having just completed submarine training in Groton, CT in 1978. I graduated 14th of 98 in my class, and was presented with an award for excellence by the Eastern Connecticut Council Navy League of the US. This slight woke me up to attitudes that are still prevalent today.

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4 Responses to "You know why they chose you?"
  1. EpicFaceLOL991 says:

    Which one are you in the picture?

  2. HolletaBlu says:

    You were 14th in your class. Hopefully it had more to do with the fact that you were driven to succeed!

  3. MI33O3 says:

    Slight? Or someone who just delivered a posing question with the unquestionable stench of reality behind it?

  4. Amy says:

    Because you did a good job? Why, what are you implying, since we don’t know this is a photo of?

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