Another great post from Michael Yon. He’s now in Afghanistan. It’s not all heavy — here’s a funny account:
Two of the British soldiers joked about how the base received 200 cases of beer, and one of their mates got “pissed” (drunk) and went around banging on the doors of senior ranking soldiers. That was it. The order was given to ship all the remaining beer to a different base a couple hours away. When one of the British soldiers actually complied with the order and shipped all the beer, his direct superior could not believe that he actually shipped all the beer. “Yes,” he said while sitting in his tent, “I told him to send all the beer, but I can’t bloody believe he shipped all the beer!