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One Soldier’s Biggest Fear

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My son Shaun decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and join the Army Reserve right after high school. This was in the era of Saddam and bin Laden, and he was patriotic enough to serve his country. He just didn’t want to put any body parts on the front lines to do it. He figured that if he chose the right Military Occupational Specialty, the Reserves would be a safe place to do his duty without getting…

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Good work! You’ve found my personal journal. I tell the truth here, and I find the process incredibly healing. You might too. So go ahead. Take a peek.

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