Occasions like Memorial Day bring up a lot of memories, good and bad. I’m sure it’s similar for most veterans. I learned a lot of valuable lessons and skills, met a lot of amazing people, it’s absolutely played a huge role in shaping my life, but even if you don’t fight on the front lines sacrifices are still made. Overall, I did four deployments, two on Aircraft Carriers. Sea deployments are no joke, neither is working the flight deck.
I used to tell the noobs that the day they weren’t scared up there was the day it’d kill them. Continue reading