Some things are just so good, they bring tears to your eyes. Take, for example, the sight of fresh snow on a clear winter day, or the soft fur of a friendly puppy, or, for many in and out of uniform, the distinctive BRRRTT sound of a 30mm GAU-8 Avenger rotary cannon spitting 3,900 rounds a minute of 100% organic fury from the steel-grey nose tip of an A-10 Warthog.
Add to that list a 2019 photograph of Kacey Borden, who at the time rocked an incredibly stylish jean jacket with freedom's onomatopoeia written down the right sleeve. BRRRTT is love, and, as a wise man once said, love is why the A-10 will live forever.
Kacey, if you or Capt. Daniel Lagomarsino (the A-10 pilot in the photograph who Borden is welcoming back home after a six-month deployment to Southwest Asia) are reading this, please know that we salute you, and we kinda want matching jackets too.