Be careful what you wish for…

Truthful insight to the realities of War. . .Part I
“War demands sacrifice of the people. It gives only suffering in return.”
~ Frederic Clemson Howe

In today’s world promoted through social media, are the “glory,” “cool-ness,” “badassery,” of combat. The normalization and monetization of combat and it’s perception of intrinsic attributes, falsely romanticizes it’s reality. We sexualize its nature through “Gun Bunnies,” Some hot girl that can “run” a gun, or empty a magazine, giving pointers or tips on shooting, while wearing next to nothing, in cool gear with dirt covered skin and bloody wounds looking like a warrior.

From POG’s or Non-combat MOS’s via, Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines. To regular grunts who never saw combat, civilians that are paper target ninja’s, MilSim ninja’s, etc.

Everyone is an SME on tactics, weapon employment, and “If I was in this situation or that, I would… “ *The intent of the following series is not to demonize the above.* The Truth…

For those that have been in true combat, have spilled the blood of another human being. Have held another man as he bleeds out in your hands in some god-forsaken place. All the high-speed sneakers, patches, beards, YouTube videos, paper targets, and tough talk mean absolutely nothing.

The truth is that War, Combat, and all that it is, can only truly be understood by those who have witnessed it first hand. For those that have, it is an experience that will never leave you. It is forever.

In the following parts of this series, it is to provide a reminder and dialogue to the choices to “join the infantry” and “want to go to war,” and the gravity of those choices if deployed and war becomes a reality.

~ Jordy
“Banshee 3, the Bastards”
~ʙᴀsᴛᴀʀᴅs ɪɴ ᴘᴇᴀᴄᴇ, ʜᴇʀᴏᴇs ɪɴ ᴡᴀʀ.~

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Former Chief Scout, and Staff Non-Commissioned Officer in command of, 3rd BTN 25th MAR, 2nd BTN 5th MAR and 3rd BTN 5th MAR Scout Sniper Platoon.

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