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The Futility and Waste of Regret - A Right Turn in Combat and a Life Lesson

Normally blogs stick to the subjects of their sites or advertise their particular solutions in their area, but this actually has nothing to do with the Gentlemen’s Defense at all.  It’s about an important life lesson I learned 16 years ago that I’ve been reminded of recently, so I thought I’d share it. 16 years ago I was an Engineer Company Commander during the invasion in 2003.  For those not familiar, a combat engineer company at that time had both thin-skin HMMWVs (canvas doors) and M113 armored personnel carriers (APCs) for movement.   For context here, we quickly learned the thin canvas doors were just in the way.  They offered no protection from anything, blocked you from quickly raising your weapon...

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