Avoid War casualities, don’t just sanctify them!

On October 7, 2001 the United States invaded Afghanistan with the objective of dismantling Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda and denying it a safe base of operations by removing the Taliban government from power. America’s young men and women have achieved both.

“An airman would have to be crazy to fly more missions, and if he were crazy he would be unfit to fly. Yet, if an airman would refuse to fly more missions, this would indicate that he was sane, which would mean that he would be fit to fly the missions.”

Throughout the story, Captain Yossarian’s main concern is the idea that people are trying to kill him, either directly (by attacking his plane) or indirectly (by forcing him to fly missions), and he goes to great lengths to stay alive not unlike most young people in combat. It’s quite different from the grandiose scenes portrayed on many football fields during halftime.

Husband for 49 years. Dad forever! Very lucky man.