Originally Posted by Broken Wings
My son went to Iraq with the first wave of the Third Army. I'm lucky to have him back.
Not to disparage what your son did, but that's not the same thing as enlisting one's own self, then. Your son did volunteer, and as I discovered, sometimes they send you where you don't want to go, for stupid reasons.
Now my brother in law was one of the very first
in Iraq being in the Marines and all, he was over the border before the tanks rolled. Does that count? See what I mean? His experience doesn't count for me
, not one tiny bit.
It's probably best not to malign others when one hasn't walked the walk.