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I make this request because my service, as you refer to it, was basically, either to train to become a killer or to actually kill people and blow # up. Now, that is not something for which a person should be proud nor thanked.
In fact, it is regrettable, and for me a source of guilt and shame, something I will have to live with for the rest of my life, as the past cannot ever be undone. So, when you thank me for my service, it disturbs me ... a lot.
First off, it brings to mind my wasted youth and lost innocence, and the horrible and unnecessary deaths of good friends and comrades. Second, it reminds me of my responsibility and culpability for the pain and suffering I caused innocent people
Where is the honor, glory and nobility in killing and dying for greed, incompetence, and paranoia?
Originally posted by randomname
reply to post by SyphonX
asking a soldier if he killed someone is like asking a mechanic if he ever fixed a car.
Originally posted by projectvxn
Somehow they have it in their minds that its like the movies and that guts, glory, and girls is what its all about. It isn't. Its about closing with and destroying the enemies of the United States of America. Its that simple.
Originally posted by cavtrooper7
If you're wired to fight THEN join the Army,otherwise if you joined for the wrong reasons, like school or a job it will f##k you up.
Originally posted by jcarpenter
The enemies of the United States are running the country ..... and SOP appears to be running one false-flag after another.