I am escorting a guy today that was in Afghanistan in 2007 & 2008. While waiting on a tire guy to get here, we get to talking about being overseas. He asked about my time in Iraq & if we had up-armor. When I told him no, gave him my dates over there & showed him a couple photos he said, “Wow, that’s crazy. You are brave.” I was taken aback by that. I have never felt that what I did over there was brave. I just did a job. I was there to support the troops, the real brave men & women. But to hear a former soldier say I was brave for running to roads of Iraq with only a flack vest & helmet…well, I am speechless. 

Written by WhiteRose

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