I met Dave when he came to install cable internet for me as a cable/internet/TV installation technician for Charter® Spectrum. As a soldier at Fort Lewis for the United States Army, Dave was a Communications specialist. At the time of this posting, he lived in California City, California, USA, with his mother, two nephews and a cat named Felix. Guess what the cat looked like!
Dave felt privileged that he could use his military skills and translate them into civilian skills. David wanted to let people who planned to join the military know that it’s important to look at your job before you actually start it, that is, “people should get MOSs (Military Occupational Specialties) that they can get a job in when they get out. You take demolition, there’s not a lot of demolition jobs out there in the civilian world. You have to watch what you are doing and know what you’re going in for.”
Bottom line, people called for cable service a lot more frequently than they called to get stuff blown-up. Dave advised that one must look ahead at one’s possible civilian career when choosing an MOS.
Dave demonstrated a high level of morality, sensitivity and kindness as well as tech-savvy. He was a light-hearted, pleasant man who had the amazing ability to attach a BCN to a coax in such a short time, it seemed like magic. Move over balloon twisting tricks; BCN connecting is the wave of the future.
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