Your column on those five great American heroes made this retired Army colonel cry. My son-in-law is an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq. He is safely back, but some of his troopers made the ultimate sacrifice. My son, a former high school athlete, graduates from Army infantry and airborne training this month, and then he goes on to a Ranger battalion. You are right: They will all chew through concrete. Thank you for giving readers the chance to think about the real "gamers."
Col. Tom Brady, U.S. Army (ret.) Washington, D.C.
On January 19 I came home from Fallujah, Iraq, with non-combat-related injuries. It was sad to hear that just days after I left, my good buddy Lance Cpl. Luis Castillo was killed in action. I shared the job of a radio operator with him, and he taught me everything I know. He would also talk about his wrestling days, which would ultimately lead to our wrestling each other. I never expected to open my favorite magazine to my favorite column and see my good friend's name. Thank you for recognizing his and other military members' bravery and discipline. We are all very competitive, and we will win.
Lance Cpl. Bryan Miller Portland, Mich.
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