We're bringing the war back homeWhere it ought to have been before!We'll kill all the bees And spiders and fliesAnd we wont play in iceboxes lying on their sidesWe'll wash our hands after wee-wee.And if we're a girl, before!And we'll march, march, march, et cetera!'Til we never do march no more!(All together, now, boys!)-- Firesign Theater, from Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers, 1970.
From last April: "As these words are written, the Army’s last Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle to serve in Iraq is making its way west across the Mediterranean aboard a cargo vessel called the Ocean Crescent. According to DoD, the MRAP will go on display at the 1st Cavalry Division Museum at Fort Hood, Texas 'and represent the end of an era.'"
Before the nostalgia takes over, the MRAP is finding a new home amongst our militarized police, federal, state and local:
DHS-HSI Homeland Security Investigations El Paso SRT MRAP Armored Vehicle - YouTube internal MRAP Tour, including weapons mount - 2:44 - 3/13/12
Homeland Security team trains for high-risk missions - 3/13/13 Florida MRAP training with 34 second "conga line rescue" video....
Obviously these grown-up police boys with their grown-up toys haven't seen this article: