He was accused of joining the armed wing of the Palestinian Communist Party and was sentenced to nine years in prison. At the beginning of his detention, he endured countless hours of interrogation. I only ate that food to survive. When he was transferred to a larger prison compound, food became interesting again.
We had taken a large C transport plane from an airport near Virginia Beach, Virginia and have just landed here in Bagram. The air was unpleasantly muggy and thick.
It was the middle of the summer, and we had just finished some one month pre-deployment training in Nevada, now in Afghanistan. They posed very similar environments, but one things for sure; This shit hole wasn't any better. It's been approximately eight years since my first deployment to Iraq with the Marines operating in Fallujah.
And god damn, shit has changed. After my first deployment, I received an honorable discharge due to a serious ankle injury in a car accident on leave.
This was during earlyand besides that, I discharged of my own request to my upper commanders. I was already tired of the bullshit in the Corps, and I simply wanted more to do than the just Marines. We were in Camp Lejeune and on this particular day in FebruaryI'd walk into his office on the side of the barracks we were stationed on.
Slim built, six feet tall with big blue eyes and a sharp high-and-tight haircut, Wellington was a well respected and a well liked Marine who'd spent years in the Corps, developing his status as an officer and also maintaining a proper personal life as well, having a wife and three children.
We'd developed a close bond, even during my deployment, and I used to mail him a lot and tell him about my combat deployment to Iraq.
I also considered Wellington a really close friend, and we used to have a lot of good times at the barracks together. Till this day, I still keep in touch with him, even after he retired from the military.
I've always been appealed to the sensitivity and uniqueness of special operations, particularly with the SEALs. He'd ask me at the same time why I didn't consider Force or Battalion Recon, which was the Marine Corps "special operations capable" units or whatever they called them, but I still felt I could do something bigger.
I wanted something unique, a true and well respected special operations force. It's a new chapter in my life.
We smiled at each other, then I came over to him, and we exchanged fives like friends and hugged each other. Remember man, all or nothing. All in, everyday, any day. After that, literally a month later, I received my discharge papers and I was out.VFW Post - VFW History & Purpose.
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