…FM reported for duty at Ft. Benning, Georgia and started his long career in the Army. I don’t write much about the Army, mostly because it’s not my profession and, when I do write about it, it’s strictly from an observer’s point of view.
I’ll make an exception today because I’m very proud of FM’s service to the country and his accomplishments. Not a day goes by that I’m not amazed at what these soldiers do. Things I know I couldn’t do ~ no matter how much physical training I endured. For example, FM had his body armor vest on the table and I decided to move it. I kid you not, I couldn’t pick it up. It’s VERY heavy. As I stood there looking at it, I imagined all the soldiers who have to wear it all day in the heat while walking or running. I wonder if they have different weighted vest for skinny, frail people like me.
Not only are these men and women in the Army exceptional when it comes to physical endurance, they are mentally tough as well. Sure, there are some who don’t make the grade but they get weeded out rather quickly. For the most part, the ones I know are the take charge and get the job done types, all the while taking care of their battle buddies, too.
My decision to “marry into the military” brought an added benefit besides having a wonderful husband and a daughter who is my heart. It has allowed me the priviledge of living among true heroes.