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Re: “The art of war: Restrepo

I saw Restrepo in a unique situation. I was at the theater with about 20 young men who were assigned to and fought at Restrepo. After speaking with them, I found that they were the one's that closed Restrepo in April of 2010. Watching this movie and hearing their comments and commentary during the movie was much more then just watching a documentary. They recognized and felt the emotions that the soldiers on the screen were feeling. They'd laugh at simple things that unless you were in the military at some point in your life, you probably wouldn't see the humor in it, and when a soldier died,,,well they were as quiet and somber as would be expected out of respect and the true feelings of losing a brother. Losing a member of your family hurts all of us, losing a brother in war hurts not only your person, but leaves a void in you that can only be held in, you each deal with it in your own way and on your own terms. No one can take that from you. No one. The movie gave people that will never see war a small glimpse into the war that no other movie has given. But just a small glimpse. What all these men, these brothers went through and are going through will never belong to anyone else but them. We owe allot to these young men and women serving now. Many sacrifices made on a daily basis go unheard and it's just part of the job. Whether you do or do not support this war, recognize that all our military is a volunteer military and these men and women answer the call on behalf of all of us. Many of your children will never have to go to war because there are those of us who have answered the call so they wouldn't have too. From a Veteran with two son's still serving and one in Afghanistan now. My respect to all who have served and are serving now.

Posted by jpap624 on 08/15/2010 at 12:43 PM

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