Abby over at Bad Dogs and Such went to MEPS earlier this week. She remembers the first time she was there, and compared it to going back after spending time in the sandbox.
… our military takes only volunteers, and still the processing station was packed. And you don’t know the number of times I heard a young man say, “guaranteed infantry – damn straight!”
When we’re proud of the wardogs downrange, we shouldn’t forget to be proud of the puppies. They just keep coming, walking as straight and brave as they know how into a tremendous unknown.
That takes a lot of things, but mostly it takes guts. I’m proud of them, and you should be, too. It’s a leap of faith, and it’s a big one.