Bromance while serving in Iraq/Afghanistan

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  1. free2jump4u

    free2jump4u Member

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    I admit I have this curiosity, but did any servicemen here have a bromance while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan? Have you kept in contact? What were the details?
     
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    you should read Horse Soldiers it talks about my brother vern

    From Publishers Weekly

    Starred Review. In this absolutely riveting account, full of horror and raw courage, journalist Stanton (In Harm's Way) recreates the miseries and triumphs of specially trained mounted U.S. soldiers, deployed in the war-ravaged Afghanistan mountains to fight alongside the Northern Alliance-thousands of rag-tag Afghans who fought themselves to exhaustion or death-against the Taliban. The U.S. contingent, almost to a man, had never ridden horses-especially not these "shaggy and thin-legged, and short... descendents of the beasts Genghis Khan had ridden out of Uzbekistan"-but that was not the only obstacle: rattling helicopters, outdated maps, questionable air support and insufficient food also played their parts. Stanton brings each soldier and situation to vivid life: "Bennett suddenly belted out: 'It just keeps getting better and better!' Here they were, living on fried sheep and filtered ditchwater...calling in ops-guided bombs on bunkers built of mud and wood scrap, surrounded by Taliban fighters." In less than three months, this handful of troops secured a city in which a fort had been taken over by Taliban prisoners, a tangle of firefights and mayhem that became a seminal battle and, in Stanton's prose, a considerable epic: "Dead and dying men and wounded horses had littered the courtyard, a twitching choir that brayed and moaned in the rough, knee-high grass."

    http://www.amazon.com/Horse-Soldier...?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1325535399&sr=1-1
     
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    I am sure many men have bromances though it is probably harder in the military as you may not want to get close to another guy in fear they will be killed.
     
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    it happens anyway. the military is a brotherhood. i know a few people who had to be relieved of duty because they went crazy after seeing their friends killed. also after a lot of guys finish their tour they come back here and end up in therapy for years.
     
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    This seems to be common in almost every war. My uncle served in Vietnam and saw many of his buddies killed and maimed. The military trains soldiers to fight for and protect their buddies, so if one of them dies or is hurt, the trauma is really terrible. What seems to be worse about the more recent wars in the Middle East is that IUDs are used extensively so many more soldiers are wounded and their friends see a lot of carnage.
     
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    look at the movie Restrepo, shot in afghanistan, they are even guys dancing in it.
     
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    IUDs are buried in vaginas. IEDs are buried along roads. Big difference.
     
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    If it explodes, it doesn't matter where it's buried.
     
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    Actually, uterus, not vagina. Intra-Uterine Device. IUD
     
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