jaredsxtn Wrote: I'm a couple days late here, but I'm surprised no one commented about March being the first month in more than a decade that saw zero combat deaths. I know it's easy to brush over that after over a decade of war, but this is a huge deal.
It's hard to really grasp that we have been at war for almost thirteen years now. This is mainly because we have such a small portion of our population that have actually fought in these two conflicts. Less than one percent of Americans have served in the military and an even smaller amount of those have served in either Iraq, Afghanistan, or both. Not just once, but for two, three, or four tours of duty. I'm quite happy to see that we are finally beginning to bring them home after these two wars that never seem to end.