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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's day

It is the one day out of the year that I actually feel proud to be apart of. Yes I am a veteran of the Bosina campiagn. I volunteered to go over there and serve. I was there 6 months and didnt feel like I did a damn thing until the end.

We drove the biggest damn trucks out there so it was not exactly easy to get around. Basically we were always on alert to go do something but the order just never came down. We hoped we would get to go get the wreckage of a shot down plane but NNNOOOOO let the damn engineers go have all the fun.

When things really felt like I was doing something important was during a mission in the last 2 months. We had to take some tanks up to the border area. They were coming up on election time and felt like things might get out of hand. We moved them up to the area and passed some buildings that had been destroyed during the war.

I had never seen anything so sad. It is like the worst testement to human nature I have ever seen in my life. You would pass these buildings and see a couple small holes in the front but once you got to the backside the holes were huge. How can one person honestly try to destroy another just cause they believe in something different? It is a question that I just cant wrap my brain around it.

Or maybe I just dont want to wrap it around the whole thing. I want to believe that the human race does actually do good but with everything that is going on in the world it is hard to tell my kids that. I want them to think that the majority of folks out there dont want to kill another but reality kicks in and I know they will learn the truth. Is it better for them to know that they can help protect others or is it better to tell them not to and let others die to protect them?

I am proud of my time in the service. I went to a country that has been at war for over 50 years. I went to another country that had been tore apart by war. I had accepted the fact that I might one day die for my country and was a peace with it. I was even in a bunker when we our guys were bombing the hell out of Yugoslvina. SO yeah I faced a fear that I might die as well as much as one person could.

I lived my life that way for 5 years. I would not regret a single moment of that time. Yes I am proud to be a veteran. If you know of one tell them thanks. The wervice aint all party and roses. It is hard work with plenty of blood thrown in.


Stacy said...

You rock Mare. I am proud that we have a family so deeply rooted in our military.