Jesse MacBeth's Last Address Before Entering the Service
Just about every other aspect of the Jesse MacBeth story appears to have been laid to rest, but I noticed an oddity in the DD-214 McQ over at Q & O
came up with that I thought I'd comment on. Click on the first "Show Excerpt" button.
The part that caught my eye was his "Home of Record At Time of Enlistment". The address is 1244 E. McDowell, Phoenix Arizona. I live in Phoenix, and the area around 12th Street & McDowell is very commercial, with a focus on medical facilities. Good Samaritan Hospital is at 11th Street & McDowell.
So I Googled the address and quickly found out that he staying at a place called Home Base Youth Services
.Program: Shelter, childcare center, free laundry, 3 meals a day, can stay up to 2 yrs.
Transitional living program for youth age 18-21,learning center
Areas Served: Phoenix, Tempe
Eligibility: Homeless or runaway, by referrals only.
He was certainly eligible under those guidelines. I point this out not to pile on, but to add an additional detail. I can't feel angry at poor Jesse; he's a troubled young man being used by people who don't care for him except as a weapon they can point at the US military.
Hat Tip: Hot Air
, via the Chief Brief