posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 11:05 PM
You know, us American’s have all this pride with the wars we’ve fought, Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq and so many others, but there is one conflict which
really stands out. It wasn’t even a US conflict, but one of honor beyond telling. Heart and honor is part of any warrior, but this particular
conflict was in a very different place, much harder, much further away.
I am a proud American, but my heart will always go out to those who fought in the Falkland’s. Honor was at stake, the Crown was at stake…and men
came to fight for the honor of a Crown and a nation so many thousands of miles away. Lives were lost, and in the end, there was no true victor other
than that of heart and soul.
On the television, hundreds of millions of people watched a conflict which no one wanted to go fight, and many didn’t even care about. Every night
on the television you would see giant waves of the Southern Ocean whipping up over the ships and troop carriers. The ships and the Excocet missiles,
the mud and the cold. Honestly, my heart goes out to those men.
Truth be known, I was always rooting for a devastating victory by the Brits in those days. I was in college then. I hoped that one day I would turn
on the TV and see people running around with white flags, but I didn’t. I remember turning on the TV one day and seeing the media coverage of the
HMS Sheffield, listing and on fire…support ships en-route. I felt rage…it’s all I remember.
So many people identify with the Mark Knopfler song, “Brother’s in Arms”, but truly it has a special meaning for those who went to the
Falklands…a place so far away.
Note: if anyone would like to assist and post the song, it would be appreciated.