Carrying his team's .50-calibre rifle was Furlong, a soft-spoken infantryman who seemed destined for sniping from an early age. At 10 years old, back home on the East Coast, he and his friends would spread rotten fish on a piece of wood, wait for the flies to show up, then try to shoot them out of the air with their pellet guns. Born a righty, Furlong even learned to fire left-handed. It reached the point where he actually preferred it that way. In fact, when he took his sniper course in 2001, he performed all his target practice left-handed.
Having now RTMFA, I'd agree that these guys sound pretty awesome. Heroic, even. I'm still not convinced that being in the military and doing your job qualifies you as a "great man," though.
By the end of 2001, US forces had already killed more civilians [in Afghanistan] than had died in the World Trade Center and we've had 5 continuous years of warfare after that.
“the Canadian army exhibits a lot of professionalism and is one of the best in the world.”
But they’re not creepy ‘cos they don’t kill anybody?
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