Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Inside Delta Force

Finally found time to finish "Inside Delta Force" by one of the original Delta Force operators, Eric Haney. After getting a vivid idea of what the U.S. was up against in the 70s and 80s, I can only imagine what our brave men and women in the armed forces are facing today.

It's not just the Delta Force either. A lot of young men and women are facing danger every day so we can worry about gas prices and the weather instead of shrapnel and stray bullets.

One Oregon couple got a first-hand taste of what it's like from the frontlines of Afghanistan when their son, an MP, inadvertantly called them on his cellphone in the middle of a firefight.

They weren't home, but their voicemail captured this two-minute message:

Before you get too excited, he's okay. But those weren't "sound effects" either. Remember our troops. And their families.


Jaime said...

Seriously, I have such respect for the men and women who willingly give their lives for freedom!! I am nowhere near brave enough to do what they do, they are amazing! -and I am so thankful for them, without them, I wouldn't be able to enjoy the freedom I have today.
I just read the most AMAZING book- it's called Lone Survivor- the true story of a navy SEAL and what and he and his men went through in Afghanistan in 2005. It is a must read!!! Words can't even describe my gratitude and respect for our armed forces! They ROCK!

descendent said...

Thanks for the comment (and the good book recommendation). It's easy to forget about them when they're "over there". But it's because of them that we don't have to worry as much "over here".

Abigail said...

Well said.