I know it’s been said already but let’s not pretend that many of us here didn’t also harbor visions of combat glory when we were young. Societies have glorified battle since bards sang songs of Gilgamesh.
I can’t blame a young man for wanting to go to war. It’s our job here to educate our young members on what awaits them in battle, and help prepare them if they are called to serve in that capacity
agreed... Although some of us failed out of college and had nothing better to do during a time of no real war outside of peacekeeping missions in the Balkans. Going airborne infantry with an option 40 contract seemed like a safe enough bet. Seven deployments later, and I might have gotten a bit more combat than I was expecting.