From the Retired Soldier side: As I was walking about my cop job today....I like to get out and do good ol' fashion foot patrols and talk to citizens.... I was talking to a civilian employee who works for the same government agency my police department works for.
This nice lady was talking about some vet, and she said: "you guys are war heroes!"
I looked at her, and I said: "I'm not a hero, but I was lucky to have worked with a few in Iraq.”
I just read one of the blogs I have over on the side (look over there on the right…further down…there..)
I do tell people who care and listen, in my case, I actually enjoyed my deployment. In my case, I think my many, many years of police work and advanced training in dealing with stress helped me make it through and look at it as something somebody needed to do.
A lot of our troops have been or are still getting shot at, blown up, and everything else. But what is being done for them when they get home? Not enough.
If you “Support the Troops” then think about what YOU can do to keep supporting them when they get
home. We’re having too many lost when they get home. I have volunteered to be and “adviser” at a local college to help the vets. I was an NCO for over 20 years….and I can still help the troops…even the ones who’ve taken off the uniform.
Go read Embrace the Suck (that’s one of the saying we used for our wars) http://onemp.blogspot.com/
OK, I’ll get off my soap box.