My older brother gave his life for this country. While he didn't die in battle, he died in service to this nation during a training exercise in the New Mexican desert. The pain of losing a loved one never goes away. My dad, 5 of his brothers, me and my brother and my son have served in some capacity in the military. Bitch all you want about the current state of affairs, but unless you have endured extended deployments, you don't know what the sacrifice it takes to serve while you are missing your family. For those of you that have deployed, I salute you.