Report just in is that the recce team got a right drubbing when they got to the airport. Even though it was a small country airport they chose, there was still a large number of Slovs there it turns out. Quite a few losses and a number injured. They’re on their way back now with two tankers of diesel and one of av-gas in the convoy but still a large number of men down.
Those guys lost their lives for the rest of us to live. What drives a man to do that? How do you put your life at risk for others? Knowing you probably wouldn’t survive to know whether what you had done helped or not. This is part of my cowardice. One of the reasons I would never make a good soldier. I’m just too damn selfish.