Walking the trail.
Tracking the opponent.
A sniper ended that walk.
Physical remains, when recovered, were sent home.
When does the spirit of that mission go home?
Will it ever rest?
Does the end justify the means?
If so, who does it justify anything to?
The spirit still walking his last mission?
Public opinion hoping it is all worth it?
A family left behind with only hope of ever meeting their loved one again?
When does it become worth that loss to families?
Those who order it have never seen or experienced it.
To them it is worth it, because it’s their idea.
Does that make it valid to anyone else?
I’ve seen and experienced it.
Watched men die for the ideas of others.
Still living with the pain of physical injuries and the mental anguish of watching friends, who I trusted with my life, die.
I’m not the only one.
Many have returned with similar questions, but no real answers.
What do you think?