I've been tearing up the highways for the past couple of days so I haven't been able to post much. But I feel I needed to say this.
I owe MSgt an apology. I have accused him several times now in true knee jerk fashion of being "soft" or not committed to his calling. I was wrong. After re reading, and going over what he is saying, he is far more eloquent than I in expressing exactly what the realities of our current state is.
Many of us in here tend to read quickly, and then with the loaded gun of the keyboard we lash out without truly reading or understanding what is being said. This is a problem when communication person to person is no longer in the equation.
In the future I hope to do better, and have more thoughtful postings, but as for now, MSgt, I offer my apologies, and can only hope that you will accept them in the spirit they are offered.
Semper Fi Marine.