Aug 4, 2011

A Burger and a Happy Homecoming

A Burger and a Happy Homecoming: "A soldier returning from Afghanistan sees America with a newly grateful set of eyes."

Reading this made me think of the homecoming description of the infrantry soldier in All Quiet onthe Western Front. He talks of coming back to a devastated and poor family, an ailing mother, a small town where all the young men are gone. This young West Point graduate, on the other hand, captures the optimism of America, the feeling that anything can happen in my lifetime, not a generation hence.

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