Then all of a sudden you're pulling burned body armor off one of your coworkers only to realize it was the only thing holding him in one piece.

Sorry you had to see that... one of our guys got hit with a double/triple stack of AT mines last year... there wasn't much left at all.

It's so easy to forget that we're in a combat zone until stuff like this happens. Most everyone back home thinks that we're over here on a nice "tax free" vacation... Right.

Talk with your co-workers and work through this... don't bottle up your feelings.

Semper Fi,