. . . from the forgotten war. You know, the one we should have finished.
It was the first time I’ve spoken with him since Christmas.
He is among those whose tours have been extended to 15 months. Although he’s been there since January, for all practical purposes he arrived two weeks ago.
He works nights, but there are no 24-hour facilities on base, as there were in Iraq. Consequently, about the only place he can go after work is the gym. I guess there is a bright side–he’s benching 260 now. That’s 80 more pounds than he weighs.
He has grown into a good man. It’s a damned shame that his boss is a
delusional asshole who sacrifices American blood and treasure for a lie–oh, never mind.