full/whole xx yards (UNCLASSIFIED)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 23 04:44:57 UTC 2012

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 7:26 PM, Bonnie Taylor-Blake
<b.taylorblake at gmail.com> wrote:
> any number of recruits from, say, the foothills of the Cumberland
> Mountains and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and points in
> between.  Perhaps this influx was sufficient to get the ball rolling,
> a presence enough to germinate the expression within the armed
> services.

Sounds reasonable. I've heard tell that the U.S. military is made up
essentially of Southern whites and Northern blacks.

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