Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
–Invictus, William Ernest Henley
To our fallen: Lt. Col. Frank D. “Bruiser” Bryant // Maj. Jeffrey O. “Oz” Ausborn // Maj. Raymond Estelle II // Maj. David L. “Klepto” Brodeur // Maj. Philip D. Ambard // Maj. Charles A. Ransom // Capt. Nathan J. Nylander // Master Sgt. Tara Jacobs Brown // Mr. James “Jimmy Mac” McLaughlin
“We bid you goodbye but we will never forget you.
For those who knew you well and loved you,
the pain will be deep and enduring.”
-Lt. Col. Mark Reents, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan adviser
Welcome home, warriors.
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One year anniversary post here.