What my D6 coauthor did on Veteran’s Day

I got a couple of e-mails from Mike Kupari yesterday. For those of you that don’t know him, Mike is my best friend, coauthored the thriller Dead Six with me, and is currently serving in Afghanistan as an EOD Technician. (the crazy guys that take care of IEDs). 

This is the book we wrote together:  http://www.amazon.com/dp/1451637586/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=monshuntnati-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1451637586&adid=0YSR1G7S3HRC8B37RT4E&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Frcm.amazon.com%2Fe%2Fcm%3Ft%3Dmonshuntnati-20%26o%3D1%26p%3D8%26l%3Das1%26asins%3D1451637586%26ref%3Dtf_til%26fc1%3D000000%26IS2%3D1%26lt1%3D_blank%26m%3Damazon%26lc1%3D0000FF%26bc1%3D000000%26bg1%3DFFFFFF%26f%3Difr

He didn’t get to do any book signings when his first novel came out, because he was too busy being awesome.

He sent me the following pictures of his Veteran’s Day.

 

We e-mail back and forth quite a bit. This is from the last couple of emails he sent me. 

You know what’s funny?  You know how you see all those Veterans Day posters and pictures and stuff, where it shows some GIs sleeping in some God-forsaken, dusty hellhole? 
 
Yeah, I totally did that.  Whole nine yards.  Sleeping on the hard cold ground, 70-pound rucksack, and what was supposed to be a 2-3 kilometer walk turned into a 10 kilometer walk.
 
Here we were talking about the rapes, shootings, deaths, and Tuberculosis outbreak among the Occupy Wall Street crowd:

I have seen young Americans, recklessly brave, crawling through villages with 100 pound backpacks.  I’ve seen them sleep on the cold ground, huddled together in mud huts, crapping in holes in the ground.  I’ve watched them mourn their dead.  They eat terrible food and live off of however much water they can carry.  They brave IEDs every time they leave the FOB, and through it all, they keep telling jokes.
 
You know what THEY want?  A lighter pack.  To not have to walk quite as far.  In some cases, they just want their legs back. 
 
And look at the country they’re protecting.  Tens, possibly hundreds of millions of sniveling parasites braying for Mother Government to feed them, clothe them, house them, guarantee them a job, and wipe their fucking asses for them.

It makes me sick.  America doesn’t deserve the military it has.
 
Anyway.  Here’s another cool guy picture.  This is what I did on Veterans Day.

 

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