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"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
attributed to Samuel Johnson
PUBLIC NOTICE: Due to recent budget cuts, the rising cost of electricity, gas, and oil...plus the current state of the economy............the light at the end of the tunnel, has been turned off.
Appreciate the thanks but I'm just doing my job. When I was in the desert, we were working 12 on 12 off for about 4 months straight including weekends. We finally got some time off and because we were on night shift the base was closed down(this was around 1am. We took an mtvr(big truck) and drove around and found a rec tent open. No one was there except the guy behind the counter. We decided to watch a movie. I'm a big jack black fan so we got a movie of his but it was probably the worst movie I ever saw.
I spent 2 hours thinking how stupid this movie is. Then it struck me; for the first time in 4 months I wasn't thinking about getting shot at, my heavy interceptor and kevlar, the heat or any of that. I just thought about that stupid movie. It sounds weird but I was real happy about watching that movie after that.
The point of my rambling is that Americans living their lives helps out the troops morale abroad. Knowing that I'm doing my part to allow Americans to live their lives is enough thanks for me. I know this sounds weird but anyone who has been in can understand. The one who deserves the biggest thanks is not the troops but the military wives out there. That is the hardest job out there. Don't forget to thank them.