But also have seen the results first hand of aging veterans memories. That is many veterans accounts did not coincide with what we found on many of the shipwrecks we discovered. Thats no slight on them, just a fact of the aging process with the passing of time, and in these instances having more to worry about (your life) than to be 100% aware of whats going on about you as your ship sinks from underneath you.
There is an example sometimes used in courses on values, ethics and logic which may apply, here.
Two vehicles collide at an intersection. For this example, exclude weather and time of day.
FOUR people are present; the driver of vehicle 1, driver of vehicle 2, a pedestrian across from the accident and a policeman in a stopped patrol car.
How many possible "stories" are there about what transpired?
1. the driver of vehicle 1
2. the driver of vehicle 2
3. the pedestrian's
4. the police officer's
5. what ACTUALLY happened
Agreed with Mr. Backer; an eyewitness is oft the worst source of evidence.
Thanks. I didn't scroll down far enough. With 30 years of service, I don't see anything wrong with the comments. In my opinion, it is not an attack on veterans. It merely states what is common. One's memory may not match actual facts, with military service or without. That is why a common saying in legal circles is that an eye witness is the worst type of evidence.