Then there are the Ranger tryouts. Going on right now. He just texted that he passed the first leg. Again, a spot at Ranger School is something most soldiers covet. Again, more dangerous work. (UPDATE: He passed the PT and 2 out of 2 swimming tests. Land Nav is tomorrow at 3am. Not sure what this all means yet.)
And then there's the two trailers I watched this weekend. The Hornet's Nest bills itself as 'not based on a true story. This is a true story.' Usually within five seconds of watching a trailer like this, the tears start. Truthfully, I always get pretty emotional about stuff like that. But the whole thing, the danger, the emotional trauma, the risk of death, the heroism, the bravery, it's a lot to take in. I wish more people would see movies like this and see what the troops are really going through over there.
And finally, there is Bowe Bergdahl. Right now this story is everywhere and seems to be constantly unfolding. I cried tears of joy when I saw that he was coming back to his parents. How could I not? But, I agree with the conclusion of the writer of my linked article.
"What Bergdahl’s motivations were is something for Army investigators and possibly the military judicial system to determine, but these are questions which must be asked."