Kurt Schlichter: From the Gulf War to the LA Riots

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And way back with colonel Kurtz later. Okay, so you're back from the Gulf War. You've just started law school a little bit more mature than the people around you and give us how things proceed from that point cut. Well, it was interesting. I was in kind of a strange place. I would party harder than anybody else in law school. Because an army guy, you could, 'cause you knew how to and you could do it, you could survive it. I could and, you know, I mean, I'm back from the goal. I'm not with any other military people. I think there were a total four out of 404 veterans out 400 in my client. One guy had 20 years ago been in the air force. There was another guy who'd been a seal. And it was strange. And I didn't, I didn't really stop until about 6 months later when I joined the California National Guard. And I don't know why I did. I just, I guess I just wanted to be back with, you know, at least once a year, once a month, a few days a month, be with guys who kind of knew what I did. And I found myself in the last angel's riot. Which you said, what you said was scarier than being deployed to the Balkans, right? Oh, God. Much, much more so. The LA riots, I was living in Pasadena. I look at this thing and we weren't expecting to get deployed. When I had actually joined up, I'm standing in the operations room at the Inglewood armor in Burbank, and I said, so what happens if we get mobilized and the full-time guys just left? 20 some years later as commander in that armory, I would deploy a company standing in that same place. I gave the order to set up a go. But at that time, I call into the United States, look, I'm watching people get the help now of them in TV. Are we getting deployed? Nah, they're not going to call us off. I go, oh, okay. And having enough experience in the army, I immediately packed my stock.

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