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Some of my friends signed up to join the military. I spend some time each day wondering if I'll ever see them again. I tell myself I will, that they'll be back to annoy me with their petty quarrels and drama ridden lives, complaining about their girlfriends and families.

Sometimes I can't reassure myself that I'll ever hear from them again. So I tell them to be careful, reaffirming my status as a kind of a mother hen figure, always hovering and making sure they do things right.

I do this not because I think they need me looking over their shoulder. I do it because it's the only way I really know how to show that I care about them. That I worry about them, because I'm not sure how many, if any, will come back. I know one is going for a military career.

And all this is brought to my mind today, and I wonder: will I see their names written up on a wall for fallen heroes?

I don't want to, but if I do, I'd be proud to know them.
True story. It really is.
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Gigicom Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
this is sad but beautiful story at the same time :hug: :+fav:
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xxhot-stuffxx Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
AW THATS SO SAD!
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shardsofmidnight Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
*hug*

My cousin is going into the Navy this year. She'll most likely be safe because she's going to be a scientist, but I'm feeling a lot of the same things right now.
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D4N13L-H3N50N Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this one a whole lot. I've seen people go off and never come back from the military. And everyone seems to have that very same answer.

"I'm proud that I have had <name> in my life. And prouder still that they died trying to make our lives better" or words to that effect.
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5000guru Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
'Tis sad when a friends enlist in the military, especially during war times.
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