We've updated our editorials section with a special new feature. This writing comes from a US Army Ranger that wanted to share some thoughts on Star Wars, freedom and the children of the world. Some good stuff in there, here's a clip of the complete article at the link above:
On October 20, 2004 I am shipping out to Fort Benning, GA to begin training in the US Army for the Airborne Rangers. I decided to join the US military for various reasons. And, yes, joining the Rangers means I will surely see combat in the not too distant future. In these troubled times, it is a certainty.
That's what the Rangers do. And, when I am placed in combat I will do my best. I will be thinking of the children. They are the ones who deserve their chance at adulthood and greatness - and to see great movies like Star Wars and Indiana Jones. I hope my actions in the future will help stop those evil men who would do harm to children like what recently happened in Russia.
When that happened, I thought of my 4 year old nephew - who is slightly slow and not very physically coordinated. Children like him and others are helpless against terror and those who would do harm to them. In my journey, I hope I do something that helps stop those that would harm innocent people... especially young, defenseless, children. I want the children to have the wonderful childhood that I had!