Post: Ed Brown
Posted by Navy Mom on 4/04/06
I've known Ed Brown since I was a little girl and have
always had nothing but the utmost respect for the man. I
find SF's post concerning Ed far more accurate. As for a
dislike of the military, I have failed to ever notice that
as well. My son is in the Navy and as long as I've known
Ed, he's never been anything but respectful of the
military. I grew up in Jacksonville, but now live
approximately 60 miles away. But my family is still in
Jacksonville, so visit there quite often. Also, until a
few months ago I was working in Jacksonville. You may see
my next words as a disrepect for the military, but that
isn't my intentions. My intention is to give a possible
reason as to why you may perceive him as anti-military.
Most of the Marines (and sailors) stationed at Camp Lejune
are young and for many of them it is their first time away
from home. They have freedoms they may not have had at
home. I've seen that myself with my son during his short
military career already. And I am not blind to the fact
that young people sometimes like to kick it up and party a
little bit. I was never allowed to go into the downtown
districts of Jacksonville when I lived home because of the
fact so many young Marines were hanging out in that area
and on most nights there was always some kind of trouble
even if it was only a fight. I do remember once having a
young man I was out with one evening drive me through
there because I had heard about some of the things that
went on, on the then famous "Court Street". The area was
crawling with prostitutes and Marines all over an area of
nothing but strip clubs. Of course back then, the legal
drinking age was 18. It was like entering an entirely
different world. Even though my date at the time was with
me, prostitutes would walk right up to the car (the doors
were definitely locked) and ask him if he wanted to have a
party. Take a look around you while driving through
Jacksonville. Almost all of Jacksonville is military.
The place is literally crawling with them. There are very
few that are actually natives. So, it stands to reason
that since the majority of the population is military,
then they will be singled out from time to time. As for
accusing the officer's wife of being a prostitute,
stranger things have happened. As I said, I worked in
Jacksonville until recently. I was employed at
Convergys. One thing that completely amazed me while I
was working there was the amount of young women that quit
their jobs soon after their husbands' deployments to go
to "better" jobs they'd found as strippers.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- Ed Brown, 4/04/06, by Navy Mom.
- Re: Ed Brown, 4/23/06, by Hardy Parkerson, Atty..
- Re: Ed Brown, 5/05/06, by SgtMaj McKinny.
- Re: Ed Brown, 5/07/06, by NucProjTech.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1984, 5/14/06, by The New Gy-Ski.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1984, 5/14/06, by 1stSgt Hammond (USMC Retired).
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1974, 5/26/06, by Tommy Pollard's Ex-Partner.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1975 to 1992, 6/04/06, by BCNR (Bureau For Correction Of Navy Records) Clerk.
- Re: Ed Brown, 6/18/06, by Carlene Berdice (Sgt, USMC Med Ret.).
- Re: Ed Brown, 7/27/06, by damn yankee.
- Re: Ed Brown, 8/08/06, by Pizza City.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1975 to 1992, 11/17/06, by that damn Yankee.
- Re: Ed Brown, 11/18/06, by that damn Yankee.
- Re: Ed Brown, 11/18/06, by Looking for the truth.
- Re: Ed Brown, 11/18/06, by Looking for the Truth.
- Re: Ed Brown, 12/07/06, by Steve Blonske.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1975 to 1992, 12/09/06, by Steve Blonske.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1975 to 1992, 12/11/06, by btr.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1975 to 1992, 12/15/06, by Steve Blonske.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1975 to 1992, 1/17/07, by Bill.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1975 to 1992, 2/12/07, by deb.
- Re: Ed Brown Circa 1975 to 1992, 3/20/07, by Steve Blonske.