"22 a day" has infested both social media and mainstream news. Time to look at this number.
“We are the rose, that grew from the crack in the concrete.”
-Memphis May Fire
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the years is there are only two types of people when it comes to a team (of any kind): assets and liabilities. It’s pretty cut and dry with no room for a grey area. If you’re not one, you’re the other.
We come from many different places. Different parents, families, experiences, branches of service, MOS, etc., but we share a strong bond. This understanding can be appreciated in different ways.
The guy who shot himself was standing there bandaged up, gathering his things. When I glanced down and saw a nice white field dressing..
I am bearing witness to the end of an era. I have the distinct blessing, or the agonizing misfortune of having front-row seats to the death throes of a creature that has defined a generation. This creature is what my buddies and I refer to as the Global War On Terror (GWOT for short).
Finally, a movie comes along that not only portrays security contractors in a positive light, but makes them the heroes of a harrowing and tragic event; one for which no one has been held accountable.