Some things to think about

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Some things to think about Slide show by Mark King Oct. 07

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You stay up for 16 hours He stays up for days on end

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You take a warm shower to help you wake up He goes days or weeks without running water.

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You complain of a 'headache', and call in sick He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

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You put on your anti war/don't support the troop’s shirt, and go meet up with your friends. He still fights for your right to wear that shirt

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You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags

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You talk trash about your 'buddies' that aren't with you He knows he may not see some of his buddies again

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You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists

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You complain about how hot it is He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow

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You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong He doesn't get to eat today

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Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean

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You go to the mall and get your hair redone He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today

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You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months

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You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

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You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday He holds his letter close and smells his love’s perfume

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You roll your eyes as a baby cries He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet

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You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting

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You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded

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You see only what the media wants you to see He sees the broken bodies lying around him

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You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don’t. He does exactly what he is told even if it puts his life in danger

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You stay at home and watch TV He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat

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You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long

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Dear God, Protect our services men, who fight for the freedom of everyone. Color, race or religion ... freedom for all. American, Canadian & British soldiers Help them Lord, keep them safe and let them come home to their families soon. Amen

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Pictures sent in an email from my dear old friend Kitty Marks Music…Battle Hymn Of The Republic by the Irish Tenors

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