Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Directly above the center of the earth.
I had a co-worker that was part of the first troupes deployed to Afghanistan then to Iraq. He was not part of the National Guard troops but was part of the hard core fighters. One time he told me of an experience. his platoon was moving to a new location and entering their armored military transport when a child he said couldn't been more than 5 jumped into the transport with them holding a grenade and the child attempted to attach himself the my co-worker. His captain using only a instinctive reflex motion proceeded to pull his 45 and shot the child and kicked him out the door, my friend in the same mental state grabbed the grenade and threw it out the door he said it flew into a crowd and he pulled the door shut. They heard it go of and lots of screaming. They left and move to their next position.
He said when your out there you have no time to think about things, you just go by instinct but now that hes back here he has time to think about it all. It's eating him up. All the rest of his comrades he said are dead ether from fighting over there or have committed suicide over here. He's the last left from his group. I haven't heard from him in over a year and don't know where he's at.
I told this story not to judge, because none of us know what we would do in the same situation. I told this story to give insight to the horrors of war's. I've been around special forces, military personal all my life and have heard many terrible story's, including my fathers' and they all have nothing good to say about the whole thing.
Well here's my next installment.
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?-Vincent Van Gogh