"...go get a few dozen of your closest friends, move to the desert and have a common goal to help rebuild a nation at the same time be ready to kill the enemy at the drop of the hat. That builds a bond."
Wow. That line captures so much about what I miss. Different war of course. But the friendship, difficult circumstances, higher purpose, and threat of violence should be common to all. Even us old Cold Warriors get it.
I love Marines.
Thanks to Thunder Run's In Their Own Wordsfor the pointer.