Interesting conversation this morning regarding service in the military. I`m a disabled veteran with 12 years service, and from my point-of-view, people join and serve for many different reasons.
With that said, I think most civilians and those who have not worn the uniform, don`t fully comprehend the most important factor explaining why people continue to re-enlist and serve -- even during times of war. Comaraderie, Esprit de Corps, band of brothers, call it what you like, there`s a particular bond that you share with your sisters and brothers that serve. Just ask the family and friends of my former shipmate, Mike Monsoor. He didn`t do what he did because he`s stupid, needed a job, or any other ridiculous reason. He did it because it was going to save his team, his brothers. Sacrificing one`s self for the good of loved ones. The folks in the military do it every single day of the week..and twice on Sunday and holidays.