Fighting for Glory (oh yeah, and my freedom)
And he ran along the trench, with its mortars and riflemen, machinguns and grenadiers. And he killed them all.
I do not know exactly why - I think it was either an accident, or a lark - but my brother included my email address in a list when he shared this link today.
It's titled This Will Make You Proud - and it's a lustrous, adoring, genuflecting, tribute to "real American" Brian Chontosh, USMC, who directed his humvee into the buzzing center of a dark ambush, saving some of his marines, and killing and wounding dozens of enemies. Gasp.
Knowing my brother, I do believe I was being winked at. I recognized most of the other addresses/names in the cc list - family, and old friends of the family: a regular bunch of hard-working, boot-lacing, rifle-polishing, law-enforcing, law-breaking jacks and jackies.
I really don't like being a single inclusion on a mass email - not typically. But something about this was okay. I felt kind of special. Thanks bro. I love you, too. And ... gosh. Thank you Brian Chontosh!
P.S. The following, with a subtle wink of my own, was my reply, to the entire list:
Who the hell created this life-slandering treacle?
And why was it sent to me?? I'm not a military worshipping zombie ....
Is this supposed to be ironic?