Young warriors

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    Young warriors

    Since I am going to college right now, and did a couple of years of Marine ROTC, I know a fair number of young men and women who have been to the Sandbox, are in the Sandbox, or have come home from the Sandbox (unfortunately, a couple of them came home for a somber procession). In the current war on terror, the young grunts are people my age.

    My college's newspaper is usually a liberal rag that spews filth, but I did find this article today and thought I would share it.

    http://media.www.thelantern.com/medi...epublisher.com

    I lived in the dorms with Lance Cpl. Cohen for a year and a half back before he got shipped out. I wouldn't say we are close friends or anything, but we know the same people and on occassion will be at the same parties and stuff . This quote from the article sums his experience and personality up pretty well:

    "The things I've gone through, I wouldn't wish on anyone, but I wouldn't trade them for the world," Cohen said.
    Lima 3/25 I believe still has the highest casualty rate of any unit (active or reserve) during a deployment. They are reservists, and most of them go to school here, they are all good guys.

    I don't go a day on campus without seeing someone in the armed forcess, most of them veterans. The war has a very human face for me, and will continue to do so as the NROTC midshipmen I did orientation with prepare to go to OCS or Navy schools this summer, and then who knows where.
    Fortes Fortuna Juvat

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    The war has a very human face for me
    It does me too but for different reasons. I am an aging phart but have a son knocking 30 who has two kids. I have but to imagine him in service to know or appreciate the horrors of ''wondering'' - will they come home.

    My step-son just today starts his career in the Navy - not perhaps as risky as the guys who are in the sandbox but - always some risk. My heart is with all our young blood out there - believe it.
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