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  1. CW4 R. Thomas, US Army (Ret)
    July 25, 2022 @ 3:30 PM

    Training. More Training. Do it ten times and then do it again. In combat there’s no time to think or hesitate out of fear. In the chaos of close combat, the only thing you can do is rely on your training because in the madness around you it’s the only thing that makes sense. First time in combat in addition to being in charge of the squad, I was nervous. Not scared. Afterwords, I was told by a seasoned, combat vet (A member of the squad I was leading.) commented that my being under fire for the first time, I had done everything right. How? I asked myself. Training, Training, Training.
    Good job, Ashely.

    • davidegrogan
      July 28, 2022 @ 6:55 PM

      Thanks for taking the time to read Ashley’s story, and thanks for your service, as well.

  2. Rick Adler
    July 26, 2022 @ 7:41 AM

    I thank her for her service and bravery, and thank you Dave for continuing to bring these stories to all of us.

    • davidegrogan
      July 28, 2022 @ 6:56 PM

      Rick – I really appreciate you taking the time to read Ashley’s story!

  3. Edwin Boyles
    July 27, 2022 @ 1:32 AM

    I’m so proud of you Ashley and your crew, I know first hand what it must have been like that day. I’m a Vietnam vet that have had a few close calls in the DMZ.
    I certainly wish you and the one’s with you that day the best of health and a heart felt thank You for your service.

    • davidegrogan
      July 28, 2022 @ 6:56 PM

      Edwin,

      Thanks for taking the time to read Ashley’s story, and for your service, as well.

      Dave Grogan