David Bellavia has a great write-up of what it means to finally achieve victory.
and what the cost was.
and this great quote about those at home who thought it couldn’t be done, or worse, shouldn’t be done.
“I don’t begrudge these people. They simply will never get it. They are the type of people you need to protect in a society. They are innocent and naive.
It is the job of the warrior to hide them under the bed and tell them it will be okay, before we run off to combat the threat.”