I woke this morning to my cell phone vibrating and making a racket that means someone has text me. It's 0630 and my day off. I look, it's Jacob! This early in the morning it call only be bad news. I put on my glasses and take about 30 seconds for my eyes to focus and read the words, "Binn Laden is dead" It takes me another minute or so to get my bearings and read again. "Binn Laden is dead". I text back WTF? Jacob then tells me that Navy Seals got him in Pakistan. During the coarse of the next 20 minutes of back and forth texting a flood of emotions go through me and my son, still the warrior he was trained to be. He says he feels it is complete now. I say maybe, just maybe he and his buddies can put the horrible memory of war in a box in their mind and put it on the shelf. I pray to God that they can. For them, Binn Laden may be dead but the memories of war will last forever. Hopefully just not as frequently nor as strong.
God Bless America and all our great warriors.