10 years, 4 months ago
Seeing our son off to Mohave Viper yesterday for 30 days of training (here is another good description), and waiting for him to get a “medium-reg” haircut in the Semper Fi barber shop in Jacksonville, N.C., this caught my eye hanging on the wall. I thought I would share it with you.
A dead soldier who has given his life because of the failure of his leader is a dreadful sight before God. Like all dead soldiers, he was tired before he died and undoubtedly dirty. And possibly, frightened to his soul — and there on top of all of that, never again to see his homeland.
Don’t be the leader who failed to instruct him properly, or who failed to lead him well. Burn the midnight oil, that you may not in later years look at your own hands and find his blood still red upon them.