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@The Old Man posted:

13 US service personnel and all those Afghans. I do believe we had to get out but it was certainly piss poor planning.

Not that it matters but my office was near Camp Pendleton.  I've seen a lot of Marines over 20 years. As a Chicagoan for half my life, and being a middle class Jew from Skokie, I really never came in contact with anybody in the military. Since then I've become friends with a number of Marines through board gaming.  Two of them I'm continuing to be friends with for about 10 years now. Also my daughter is dating a Marine. So when I used to hear of these things I never really thought about anything but the number; I never put a face to it. But now I can see those faces and it's very sad.

About the first post I would agree with you on.  God Bless them.  Great individuals.  I hope their families and friends can find peace.

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