First thought  

Diamondback67 49M
1 posts
11/5/2005 10:34 pm

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First thought

I have been training for over three months for a mission of no value to me. I am shipping in just over two weeks. I already miss my friends and family and with the current situation over there, I wonder about my return. I am anxious to get there... so I can get back home.

Many people have asked me why I volunteered for this when I care less about political gain. I have tried to explain that I care less about the people of another country, especially when they really do not care if we are there. It is hard to explain to people the feeling of patriotism, especially when they have never served our country in a way that they have had to give up a little freedom of there own so many others can have it. I even try to explain that if not me, then who? You? How about the fact that we would not be free today if it was not for our fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers, etc. standing up to oppression or answering the call to do the right thing.

You know, it has nothing to do with any of that... It is simply because my friends are going. If I can make a difference about getting one of them home, it will all be worth it.

rm_DaphneR 58F
7938 posts
11/6/2005 12:07 am

One hopes that your friends will cover your back as well. Good luck and God speed. Come home safe.


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