You’ve all experienced it, seen it happen or heard about it. A civilian comes up to a soldier trying to start a conversation and then asks: “Have you ever killed anybody?” They might take it a step further and ask “What was it like?”
Inspired by a YouTube video called “S— Civilians Say to Veterans,” Army Times asked soldiers about the stupidest, strangest or outrageous questions or comments they’ve heard from civilians about their service.
Check out today’s issue of Army Times for more stupid questions and share your own stories in the comments below or by tweeting @ArmyTimes using #civilianssay.
On a more serious note, weeks on the verge of a showdown with Syria have seen pundits and politicians on television news shows speaking their minds. But what do soldiers have to say? Find out in our exclusive survey of troops in today’s issue of the Army Times.
Miss Kansas may not have won Miss America, but the tattooed Army sergeant still has a message she wants to share. See what she has to say, and pictures, in this week’s print edition.