When he enlisted in the Army, I was less than supportive. I love my little brother, and don't want him in harm's way. I did what I could to discourage him, to keep him safe. However since he doesn't tend to take my advice, he joined up anyway.
|Me and my baby brother a million years ago!|
I don't know why most people join the Army, but I believe that my brother joined because he truly wants to do his duty to protect the people he loves (and other people of course). His choice to deploy (it was a choice because he has moderate asthma and could have chosen to be medically discharged or "non-deployable") is a reflection of his dedication to the commitment he made.
For our country to be what it is, people have to protect it, and I am proud that my little brother is brave enough to be one of those people.
Please keep him in your prayers!