Two sailors were murdered when they strayed off the beaten path, were ambushed by the taliban, and it is still a mystery why they went where they did from Kabul.
Contractors headed to the Kabul airport were attacked after a traffic accident, and their SUVs burned to the ground.
Ten eye doctors, dentists, and aide workers were murdered after an ambush on their way to Kabul by the taliban who claimed they were witnessing for Christ.
So, when a lady in Sunday School overheard me talk about our son deployed, she remarked: at least he is not on the front lines. Wake up people.
I am starting to collect a list of stupid things people have said to me about my sons in the military. Our son, Ben, said he has heard the "at least he is not on the front lines" crack, too.
I don't know how to repond to the ignorant comments about officers versus enlisted. One lady thinks more enlisted die that officers...as if that makes it better how? and has anyone done the math?
Gotta laugh. Don't get me started on folks that think Iraq and Afghanistan are the same. I don't think many passed geography, let alone know how to google.