Either I've missed it or we haven't talked about the death of former NFL player turned Army Ranger Specialist Pat Tillman in Afghanistan.
This guy represents what's right about america. He had money and fame and wanted to give back to the country after 9-11. I'm proud of people like him...and there are thousands of them here in the military...people who left homes and families...and sometimes good jobs...to do something important.
On a side note....I was worried that with as hard as we're driving the force that retention in the military was going to be a problem...thus far this year the Army has exceeded it's goal of retention by a couple of 100 soldiers...the Marines....have retained 90% of the goal for the year in the first six months. These are dedicated people we're talking about here. I'm proud of the military.