8 Painful Years

The Afghanistan war enters it’s eighth year today. To date, 869 service men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice.

Roughly 4,000 have been wounded. Due to the nature of the  I.E.D.  style of combat, many of the  injuries are catastrophic.

The past and present political administrations have a ban on media coverage of the fallen returning to the United States from overseas. I however, am under no such compulsion.

Most of the military has seen multiple,  near year long deployments.  Something that seems to be forgotten in the news, are the families of these men and women. The strain they are under is probably even greater than those deployed to the combat theaters.

If you happen to be out and about and see some military folks, send over a pitcher of beer or piece of cake.  A gesture like that goes a long, long way.

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