Awesome Sh*t My Drill Sergeant Said: Wit and Wisdom from America’s Finest
By Dan Caddy
Hardcover in dustjacket, 177 pages
Published by Dey Street Books, June 2015
Dimensions: 5.0 x 0.7 x 7.0 inches
A Drill Sergeant has three months to undo eighteen years of bad habits, and turn civilians into functioning parts of a team which can not only survive but prevail in combat. A monumental task, but one which has been successfully completed for the most part for every member serving in the military, past or present.
This book is exactly what you would expect it to be. It is relatively short (too short), but each page is a quote, a list, or an anecdotal story. Many of these will be familiar to those who have served, all of them are hilarious. A sample of the less-profane selections are printed on the back cover, which is scanned below.
The contents of this book were drawn from a Facebook page of the same name. The Facebook page inspired an organization which helps veterans dealing with PTSD, or those who have given up dealing with the myriad government agencies tasked with “helping” veterans. The organization is called Battle in Distress and can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/BattleInDistress
I found this book to be hilarious. My wife came in to check what I was laughing about, but soon gave up after the obligatory eye-roll at my convulsions. It is not a serious book, and the majority of the quotes cannot be repeated in polite company, but I found it vastly entertaining. Recommended if you need a belly laugh.