Looking back over the last few postings, I’ve noticed that they are somewhat darker than normal. Okay, if they were any darker, you’d need a flashlight to read them. So, this time around, I thought we should lighten it up a bit. Let’s talk Gomers! What is a Gomer? First, I’d say, read the book. We have some pretty good descriptions for you, and in the second and third books, these descriptions are even more complete. Still, what generally is a Gomer? A Gomer is a term that soldiers often use to describe a nondescript enemy. If you don’t have a clue what else to call them, then he/she/it is a Gomer. Similar to the Air Force calling an unidentified “blip” on the radar as a bogie, the Gomer is something out there that goes “bump in the night.” You will find in the second book that the Gomers actually come from somewhere, but when a name sticks, it sticks. So, despite the Gomers having a place from which they originated, in the hearts, minds, and even psyche of the characters, they will always be known as Gomers. ~ Michael S. Pauley
Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.