Just out of curiousity, who here is a legitimate veteran of a foreign war?
I am! Gulf War I and II. My question is why you want to know, my friend.
Not to divert this thread, but to anyone who has served and is willing, and perhaps in another thread, I would really like to hear about your experiences.
What is it you would like to know? I had good times and other times it just sucks! Think about it! Your away from home 6 months or longer, get shot at, see friends you make from all over the world die. I'll say that I am glad to know that all my friends made it back alive so far. Honestly, Ivan I don't see this war on Terror going away anytime soon, really. I don't forsee the future; I help create it for the job I do, remember the word TEAM! Its a concept only the miltary can truly understand. Imagine relying your life on someone then again I remember some you don't want them there at all . I could talk all nite about my experiences but I'll just ask you one simple question " what is one thing you really want to know about it?"
Well your answer touches on exactly what I would like to know. I always assumed that I would have to fight a war. Although I came within one day of going Navy Nuke, I never had to serve. I like to try to get some sense of experiences that I have never had - the joy, the sorrow, the rewards and sacrifices - as well as to appreciate and remember the sacrifices made by others for our country. It is easy to take what we have for granted. I am sure that if you did, you no longer do.
Some things are better left unsaid, imho.
Perhaps so. This is a judgement that I'm not qualified to make.
Your right! But the answer lies within YOU. Its hard to tell you experiences and expect you to undetstand it without actually being there. One word really, "Tough!" Your right Ivan, I used to take alot for granted e.g., "Freedom". I don't believe any of us are truly FREE and everything has a price to be paid.
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