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Originally posted by gunshooter
Amen brother, especially the one at 4:10 is great. I hate that question as well. I must admit that sometimes my inner monologue has come out on people at times. very good thread, S&F for you.
Originally posted by 29INFDIV
reply to post by usmc0311
As I have to keep manners & decorum, Star & Flag Brother! Those are indeed the most common questions ever asked of me, and the most common response in my head. I also get the folks that were in the Service that always say they wanted to be Infantry too.... Thankfully I got it right the first time. People do ask inconceivable questions without understanding the ramifications of said questions. One of these days I will get around to posting pictures of a car-bomb vs humvee incident in Iraq when I figure out how to do it, and when I can stand to look at the pictures without driving myself into depression. For those who never fought for the flag will never know what the flag means to those that did.
Originally posted by 74Templar
I have done ambulance service and seen things today I can't and have never discussed, nor will I. It's just too harrowing to relive, and people who ask just get a polite diversion or a stony silence.
But even though there are idiots who just want a rise or have some morbid fascination with death, I think most people want to understand that human element of war, and not just the brain-deadening drivel we experience in movies or games, and certainly not any disrespect of what you, as a person, has been through.