Friday, July 6, 2018
I may resemble that remark
From Pearls Before Swine yesterday (click the image to see a larger version at the comic's Web page):
Particularly for those of us who are veterans, and who saw action, it's frighteningly easy to reach that stage. When I saw the comic yesterday, I thought for a moment, and realized how true it was. Without trying too hard, I can think of at least 60 friends and acquaintances who are now dead, the majority of them due to combat and/or violence. The total is probably nearer, and quite possibly over, 100. That's a scary thought.
Fortunately, I was able (thanks be to God!) to make a new life for myself, in a new country, with a whole new set of friends. I am indeed blessed.