My Dad and I have been having some interesting discussions about combat and military service over the last couple of years. He read “After Action, The True Story of a Cobra Pilot’s Journey” by Dan Sheehan a couple of months ago and it was pretty impactful to him. So much so, that he jotted down these two notes to himself:
Really, I’m just writing this as a note to myself, just to keep the photo. But he felt that military service gave a lot of servicemen and women an enhanced consciousness and world changing knowledge. It’s not the only way to gain such things, and some servicemembers are too… closed off to ever grow personally. But for most of us, it’s both a gift and a curse.