War in the United States: 4 Marines Killed on the Home-front
I am at the library right now and just came across a news article that simply makes me sick to my stomach.
A gunman decided to go to a National Guard office, and then to a Naval Reserve Center, both in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and used a high-powered rifle to fire into these military offices at approximately 11 a.m. ET.
Though not officially yet named, the suspected gunman is 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
This hits home for me as a military veteran on so many levels. I have known so many reservists and recruiters in my lifetime. It could have been me or anyone of my military friends, or students I have had, who serve in uniform.
It is one thing to be deployed during a war. We know the risks we take when we take the oath of enlistment.
"...to defend...against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."
We simply never expect that we not be able to defend ourselves from an enemy in a car in the parking lot in a home town office.
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