Nice "Thread Kill" attempt, Lift.
People die. Parents die (I've lost one...)...hopefully, even though it's difficult...we move on.
This World is what what it is. Personally I would LOVE to live in a World that didn't require Militaries...but we don't.
Also; (paraphrasing): "The Warrior is the last to wish for War..."
ST6 would most likely be the first to tell us to not romanticize what they do or to put them on a pedestal.
They are what they are; they have an objective...and its kill or be killed...that's their job in this imperfect world.
If a loved one was being held by a bunch of murderers, thugs and perpetrators of Genocide; my hope is that maybe they could save them...and in doing so, I would congratulate them (like I've tried on this thread) for "a job well done..."