I can get quite depressed watching the news. Having served in the Marines in the Persian Gulf during the Iran/Iraq war and then a tour during Desert Storm, I can relate to a lot of what those guys are going through. I found a video that illustrates some of the lighter moments of combat. This came from the “Mullet Militia” (what a great name!).
You can view the video here.
It’s important to remember that the guys and girls over there are there because that is their job. As members of our military, we voluntarily pledge to serve our country with our life. If they are like I was, I felt a sense of pride in doing my job to the best of my ability, but I wish I could have been back with my family in the United States. No matter how you feel about the war, always remember that these Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines are there because they have to be, not necessarily because they want to be. Please remember them in prayer and ask God for a safe return home.