We got an e-mail from one of our friends today with a video link in it...it's one of the viral videos we somehow managed to miss. He viewed this as an excellent commentary on family, and specifically to those of you on the sharp end. We figured we'd pass it along.
"This is why we train. This is why we read articles and books about how to be better soldiers and better cops. This is why we do thirty 165 pound overhead squats when we come home tired and really don't feel like it. This is why we aren't scared too scared to be there when we're outnumbered by 5 shitbags at 0300 in the morning in the middle of nowhere with the closest backer all the way across the county. This is why we bitch about the burn shitters and the dust, the boredom and the fear and the tyranny of the moment but we volunteer to go back. This is why we get stitches in our heads and faces and holes where no stitches should be. And this is why we hate it but we don't mind."
On another serious note, from the Breach-Bang-Clear team who know of and grieve with you over your recent loss, good night all Seminole call-signs, 1/5 Marines, Sangin District Afghanistan. Be safe over there, our families remember you in their prayers.
Mad Duo Clear