Vanderboegh: Somewhere, A True Believer Is Training To Kill You
From my son in Iraq, I received this piece of anonymous wisdom, written by an American soldier:
This inscription was written on the wall of what used to be a gym here on the JSS. It does not have a notation of who authored it but I think it will fit into your book nicely.
"Somewhere a true believer is training to kill you.
He is training with minimal food or water in austere conditions, training day and night. The only thing clean on him is his weapon and he made his web gear.
He doesn't worry about what workout to do- his ruck weighs what it weighs. His runs end when the enemy stops chasing him.
This true believer is not concerned about "How hard it is"; he knows he either wins or dies.
He does not go home at 1700.
He is home.
He knows only the cause."
And written underneath; "Still want to quit?"
Alleged leader of a band of merry three percenters
Editor's note: There's a message there for freedom-lovers in this country, too.