"Hero of War" by Rise Against is a badass song. It rings too true for every generation of combat Vet. It's a sad state of affairs to acknowledge that this shit is so true. I had a guy thank me the other day, not for my service to the country per se, but for protecting his way of life. We were drinking beers and booze, playing loud music and being merry. Without troops in 180+ countries worldwide, who knows how that party would have been.