Originally Posted by Bob Miller
Reminds me of a sad story...
Back when I was in the Navy (Yes, those were the days of wooden ships and iron men) a friend borrowed another shipmates car and took a young lady out to Jacksonville Beach. While driving on the beach he got stuck in the sand and yep, the tide came in an ruined an almost new car. Wanting to do the right thing, my friend, who hadn't planned to do so, re-enlisted for 6 years to get the bonus payment and paid for the car.
The rest of the story: The g.f. left him for re-enlisting, two years later he was on a cargo flight to Viet Nam and lost his life to a sniper.
All because of a drive on the beach....
All those who serve are heroes in my book.
It always amazes me how the smallest of choices can change everything.