“I said, ‘Chickie Donohue, what the hell are you doing here?’ He said, ‘I came to bring you a beer.'”
Surprisingly, this has actually happened in real life.
The Taliban insurgency is growing.
After his aircraft was hit by an enemy mortar round, John Levitow saved his entire aircrew from certain death.
"What a pointless waste of a remarkable young man’s life—and in a war with no light at the end of the tunnel."
An M16, letters to a girl, fear, pride, love. He's left some burdens behind in exchange for others.
"Sims made the greatest sacrifice a soldier can make … and no mark of tribute can be too great.”
He resigned from Congress in 2005 after pleading guilty to corruption charges.
"SGM Macias exemplified the Special Forces ethos."
I’m no historian, but I suspect that if future American history books touch on the Afghanistan and Iraq wars at all, they will be similarly summed up as a “period...
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