Veteran’s Point of View on Service by Matt Brown

Veteran’s Point of View on Service by Matt Brown

October 26, 2012

A Veteran Looks Back at Eleven Years of War

by Matt Brown

This day now marks almost 11 years that we’ve been at war. We’re fighting on two different fronts with hundreds or thousands of our youth going to a war in far off land.

Our warriors who are being deployed now were around 7 or 8 years old – just children – when we first went to war. They were barely old enough to know the reasons for us to be fighting in these lands. They have spent most of their lives watching as these conflicts unfold every day, but still they signed the dotted line to stand up for our great country.

Take a second and let that sink in. They have spent the majority of their lives knowing we are at war and hearing everything that is going on. They still joined – knowing the odds of their chances of being deployed. They stepped up to become something bigger and better than what they were.  They come from all different walks of life to mesh into one of the greatest fighting forces every known.

They were just a random person when they were 16 or 17. Now they put on a uniform to protect our freedoms. We have a complete voluntary Military. We are not forced to serve and yet we have people stepping up every day to fight for what they think is right.

These young Americans join because of the pride they feel in their Country.

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You can read more about Matt Brown’s combat experience in his chapter in The Triumph Book: Heroes 

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