I was just watching a program on the National Geographic Channel about some Navy Seals and Army Rangers at Takur Gar (The battle at Roberts ridge). Wow. What struck me was how how many misconceptions we sometimes have about the typical soldier. We tend the think of them as somewhat robot-like, overconfident, overmachismoed men who have had their fear and emotions trained out of them. What you see in these types of stories where they interview the surviving soldiers afterward is that these are just ordinary men with all the human frailties and fears who somehow manage to overcome all of that to do things that are just beyond extrordinary. Bravery doesn't even begin to decribe it. How fortunate we are to have men like this.