Yesterday we asked veterans to recall their happiest/funniest/most rewarding moments during their time served. We got some really great stories, and it only makes us appreciate you guys more. Thank you for all you do.
PS- read more about this wonderful woman HERE.
So all the guys and lone girl in the division plus a few others from the ship threw her a surprise baby shower. She cried tears of joy for more than 5 minutes.”
In the middle of this shit spill was the biggest rose bush I had ever seen. The blooms were the size of my head. Moral of the story: sometimes the biggest and most beautiful roses grow in the worst shit.”
With literally one minute before shut down I was able to get it to the catapult and launch it out. On the way to the catapult the pilot held a price of paper up to the canopy and I ran over to read it thinking there was another problem, it read “‘you are a bad motherf***er.’”
When I informed him of that, he gave me the biggest hug! He also insisted that I stand with him at the “Winner’s Podium.” I obliged by standing behind him so as not to take away from his moment. I will never forget his tears of joy!”
She told us we were all about her deceased son’s ages, and that she would ask Allah to protect us and comfort our mothers so that they wouldn’t feel what she felt. She thanked us once more, and slowly walked away. It was the most beautiful moment possible in absolute hell-hole and still puts a lump in my throat.”
“Being EOD and drinking out of your buddy’s fake leg on his “Alive Day” (anniversary of surviving an IED detonation).”
This article originally appeared on TheChive.com
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