Monday, July 11, 2016

Visiting Fort Carson

We went on vacation in Colorado in part so that we could see our son, Kirk, who is stationed at Fort Carson, a first lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion 29th Field Artillery Regiment, firing platoon leader of the M109A6 Paladin 155-mm self-propelled howitzer.  Here are my children in front of one.


4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kent,
It makes me feel safe seeing a fine young man like your son serving in our military. It even makes me feel a little hope... Are there others like him in the military? What does he say?

Paul Kyle

Kent Brandenburg said...

Thanks Paul.

There are others like him, but not very many. At the same time, there are those that are decent. I often say that the Army isn't trying to help you be a better Christian. However, I think it could be a great opportunity for someone. He has brought some different guys with him to church.

Kent Brandenburg said...

I would add one more thing here, that is, the Army isn't trying to help you be a better Christian, but it is also not opposed to Christianity like other institutions. I don't think it intentionally combats Christianity, God, or the Bible.

Anonymous said...

Kent,
Very happy to hear you say that the Army is not stifling the Gospel and the Scriptures. I was under the impression (more notional than researched) that the all the branches of the armed forces were forcing out Bible believing chaplains, doing mandatory "tolerance" training, bunking men and women together, etc. Your evaluation is truly the opposite of what I thought. I have read a few articles-especially from Todd Starnes-about abuses coming down from the current administration, but that may not be as widespread as I thought. Again, very happy to hear your evaluation, especially since your son would know the real story. Maybe you should write an article on this topic sometime, especially since many believers have the same notions about the military I have had.

Paul Kyle