After Gunner's first deployment to Iraq, he received orders for Korea. No one ever gets orders for Korea deleted, except Gunner.
Off he went on his second deployment to Iraq.
After that was over, he received orders for recruiting. NO ONE gets orders for recruiting deleted. The Friday before he was supposed to be there, they cancelled his orders.
Off he went on his third deployment to Iraq.
We PCSed to Colorado.
When Gunner had orders for Korea and recruiting, he wasn't too excited. It's not that he was dying to deploy, but then again he had spent years and years training for this job, so he also felt a sense of responsibility.
I wasn't excited about him deploying, but I also felt that if he didn't go, he wouldn't be using his skills and his training as well, and I know he loves his job.
On the other hand, I know people that do anything and everything to get out of deployments. (NOTE: NOT EVERYONE, there are some people that are just not deployable or in a unit that is going, it's the luck of the Irish.) Do you think people should have to complete at least one tour?
So my question of the day, does he like deploying for the Army aspect of it? (Let's be honest, most of them don't like to be away from their families, so that's always a reason to not want to go) Does he feel a sense of obligation to deploy? If he does have a sense of obligation or commitment to the task at hand, does that bother you?
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