The sporadic musings of a middle aged man who isn't exactly happy with the direction America is taking today....
Oh I understand quite well...
Ben there, done that many times!
They're not using their ruck for a pillow? Oh, the horror. ;)
Not their steel pot, either ;)
There was an ad on TV many years ago - and it didn't last long - showing a Soldier going through this type of training and challenges. At the end he was by a troop truck wet, cold and shaking but the biggest smile came across when someone handed him a hot cup of coffee in a canteen cup. The tagline was how good it felt to be a Soldier and why you should join up. Those who hadn't served won't understand - but I am fortunate to be in the presence of those who did and do understand that being a Soldier is not a job; it's a calling. Thank you all for your service! (Can't beat the endless source of "war stories" civilians wouldn't understand either.)
"We do more before 8 a.m. than most people do all day"I remember those commercials. :)
One of the few, the proud, that Marines. Of course the years I served at the end of Viet Nam, it was more commonly called Uncle Sams Marijuana Club. Good times, bad times I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
I, too, would do it all again...In a heartbeat.
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