Aussie troops do­ing it tough for us

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

I AM as­tounded af­ter read­ing/ hear­ing pub­lic com­ments re­gard­ing our troops fight­ing over­seas.

Half of those in­ter­viewed wouldn’t have any idea of what our ‘‘ sons, brothers, dads and friends’’ are go­ing through for all of us, each day!

These brave men must have one thing in mind each day, ‘‘ to fight and sur­vive an­other day’’ in or­der to help all those con­cerned or around them. How many of us swear and get car­ried away in con­ver­sa­tions ( writ­ten and ver­bal) even when we are not un­der any pres­sure?

How many times do we see our ‘‘ politi­cians’’ yelling and abus­ing each other on daily tele­vi­sion? Fine ex­am­ples, to be at­tempt­ing to ‘‘ ex­pose gen­uine frus­tra­tions’’ of young men let­ting off steam to friends and loved ones. It is re­ally no one else’s busi­ness . . . per­haps they have more se­ri­ous prob­lems to con­tend with?

Wives, friends and fam­i­lies of any­one work­ing in any of the de­fence and emer­gency ser­vices are able to em­pathise ( put our­selves in their shoes?) . . . no we couldn’t!

Im­pos­si­ble to com­pre­hend some of their cir­cum­stances . . . we can just be un­der­stand­ing and pray for their safe re­turn home. Lay off the troops ev­ery­one and maybe put your own houses in or­der first.

JENNY RIM­MER, Kir­wan.

HARSH EN­VI­RON­MENT: Aus­tralian sol­diers take a break in Afghanistan

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