Some folks just need an extra push

Back in early 2000 my phone rang. A mom was on the other line. She said, “SGT Crumbley, can you talk to M? She’s not going to school and she won’t listen to me.”

Didn’t want to get involved but off to the local high school I go.

Ask for the young lady and the guidance counselor says, “I don’t know why you want to talk to her. It won’t do any good. She misses one more day of school and she’s out of here.”

Out walks the young lady and she’s excited to see her recruiter. But I wasn’t in a cheerful mood.