I know there are some former military in here so maybe you guys can help me out:
I left the Marine Corps in September. I was a grunt and did my 4 years. I left essentially because out of 36 infantry battalions in the Corps, only 6 didn’t go to Iraq, 3 of which being my regiment. The only “real world” operations I got were in the Phillipines for Op. Enduring Freedom in 2002.
I got out and went to college. I’m really playing hell dealing with the fact that I’m not in anymore and am prety much overcome with guilt when I see guys in Iraq now, because I didn’t re-enlist and get into one of those units.
Anyways, I know college is a necessary evil and when I get out I’m either going back into the Corps or the FBI, but I’m trying not to retread now. I LOVE college, but I’m not content not being a Marine anymore.
Long story short, am I crazy or is this something all you veterans deal with?