"I felt the duty to repay my dues to a country that accepted me as one of their own"
"You have no idea what they’ve seen, what they’ve heard, or what they’ve had to do."
"Ultra-left or ultra-right is a very dangerous thing for this nation. The middle ground is the best way to go."
"You’re young like that you think you’re immortal. You really do."
"It was a long difficult road, and I would do it again if somebody asked me to."
"I was made for the Marine Corps but it was not made for me."
"What I miss most about Afghanistan is the bonding you have with the other guys."
"I was there to take care of people. That’s ultimately why I really wanted to be there."
"We have sweeps, bomb sniffing dogs, that kind of stuff."
"I just get it done, and I try to plan my time accordingly."
"I have a certain respect for the insurgents."
"I used to be a real patient dude, but that's gone away."