Dont judge me dude you dont know what the fuck i been thru.
Are you serious?
You’re placed in an environment that is hostile where someone wants you dead. Not just high school grudge, “Oh I hate that guy, I wish he was dead,” but rather this person is actively hunting you down and waiting for an opportunity to take your life or leave you mortally wounded.
Sometimes you get to see
friendsfamily members get maimed or killed in front of you. Family? Yeah, family. These are the closest people you have to family who will go out of their way to keep you alive if it means killing for you or worse, dying for you.
Spend 12+ months surrounded by these guys, who you will know better than their significant others, while you are under constant surveillance by the enemy who is waiting for that once chance to kill you or your
friendsfamily. I got lucky having only to do two deployments to Iraq. I have friends who I joined the Army with who are working on the fifth rotation overseas. After that 12 months, you get removed from that hostile environment and placed in “safe” area back home. You’re away from everyone who was busy keeping you alive. You’re surrounded by people constantly watching you. You get to spend the rest of your days living with decisions that you made in less than a split second, hoping that they were right and “what-iffing” all of the possibilities.
Exposure to combat isn’t something to be taken lightly. Not when their are peoples’ lives on the line. And it’s not just matters pertaining to death and violence, but things as simple as getting to see your girlfriend or kids, or getting text messages from them, or getting to shower everyday, or being able to eat decent food. It won’t just give you an appreciation for life on a level you never knew existed, but an appreciation for little things that you figured out how to live without.