Aussie troops doing it tough for us
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.
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