I'd never heard of it. I know al-Qaida in Iraq, the Mahdi army, and other nefarious death squads that want to kill American troops. But "Jody?" I drew a blank.
A soldier filled me in:
"Jody is the guy that's back home with your wife or your girlfriend," he said, suddenly deadly serious. "He's the guy hiding behind a corner, behind the curtain, hiding in the closet.
"I just hope that I never meet Jody. That's how I feel about it. You never want that to happen to you and you try not to be Jody yourself."
Song for ‘Jody’The troops told me about cadences, the "work songs" some sing while doing PT (physical training), dedicated to "Jody."
"Ain't no use in going back Jody's got your Cadillac
Ain't no use in calling home
Ain't no use in feeling blue Jody's got your sister too
Took away my faded jeans Now I'm wearing Army greens"
Looking at the comments in this blog, is it really a wide spread issue? What is the breakup rate in other countries?