Quote 2/2 “I don’t know if they ran low on ammo or what but there was another lull in fire and I was able to grab onto another guy and run to the Casualty Collection Point. As we went in there, I saw blood all over the floor. Guys were getting treated and the doc runs up to me and says, “Petry, we need to check your wounds.” I said, “I’m good. I’ve got a tourniquet on.” He says, “Well, we need to check your legs.” I hadn’t looked down at my legs until then and when I did I saw that my pants were completely covered in blood. It had actually started to soak into my boots.””—MSG Leroy Petry (Army Special Operations, MOH Recipient, OIF, OEF Veteran
“Believe it or not, my most memorable moment on a deployment wasn’t on a combat mission. The combat missions are cut and dry. We either went on the mission and killed the enemy or we captured them. It was our job to find, fix, and finish. My most memorable experience was in Laos. During the Vietnam War we dropped a lot of ordinance on Laos so a lot of kids were losing limbs playing around in the rice paddies and jungle. We had a humanitarian mission where we were conducting de-mining operations to teach the local villages how to de-mine. As a young Green Beret I was one of the first guys into Laos. I was talking to my ‘terp (interpreter) and this little girl came running up to me. I tried to give her candy and she didn’t want that. I had no idea what she was saying so I asked the ‘terp to tell me what she was saying. The ‘terp said, “She wants a pencil or a pen. Do you have that?” I gave her a pen. She pulled my arm down and kissed me on the cheek. The ‘terp looked at me kind of strangely after that. He said to me at lunch, “Sir, do you realize what you’ve done?” I replied, “What?” He said, “You gave that little girl an education.” —Tu Lam (Army Special Operations, OIF, OEF Veteran) @DOL#theveteransproject#ronintactics#GodandCountry#SpecialForces 🇺🇸
Think of your brain like your stomach. If you constantly eat shitty food, your not going to perform well and over time you will turn to shit physically and mentally. .
Think of your thoughts, what you read, what you watch and what you talk about in the exact same way. If all of the above is negatively geared how are you ever going to have a winners mind set? You won’t. What you put in, is what comes out. Think about it.