Keep up the good work brother
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoMaybe someone should ask the Afghan people wwhat they want. I leave in Feb. for Afghanistan to save lives, not just American lives, I fly Medevac and want to believe that what I risk my life for is for good cause, not based on someone's tired opinion who can't or wont feel what those people have gone thru. Ask the Afghan people if the government they have is worth dying for, if not, then we owe them the power to change it, after all, we took out the last one for them, and gave them the one they have now. We are not there to give them the life we enjoy and take advantage of, we are there to give them a chance at a life they know how to live, in peace. We stayed there to do something right, what kind of people are we if we walk away again. From a soldiers point of view, we need to finish what we started.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agoInsightful from the perspective of a MedeVac Crew Member headed to the battlefield. I'm a former MedeVac Pilot, but did not fly in combat, but did serve in a MAST Unit with the same conviction that you have - I was there to save lives.
Regardless of the bigger picture you will make a difference in the lives of all that you come into contact with in the line of duty. It has to start somewhere and starting with just one Afghan person that you are able to save will influence their life and hopefully the lives of those around them.
Thank you for your service! Be safe and know that there are many people praying for your safety and that of all of our soldiers serving today. Remember that these people have not lived with a true government and society as we know it, but lived in a world of tribes continually fighting amongst themselves. No foreign military has every been able to concur and take over Afghanistan as a whole throughout history let alone establish a democracy of the people. I believe that it is a foreign concept to them and not one they readily understand or even want.
This commment is unpublished.· 8 years agojredman, when you go you go with our prayers before you, and our strong belief in you and what you will accomplish. As the mother of a combat soldier, I confess that I want this war to end, and I grow tired and disillusioned with it all, having seen far too many of our nations finest give their lives, and countless others their limbs. I fear for my son as any mother would...but never once have I wavered in my support of those of you who go, nor will I. May God bless and keep you safe, and thank you so much for what you do. My own son will be there at the same time as you. God speed to you and to him.