Re: A Question for Shimon . . .
Thanks Mike, I appreciate the kind thoughts.
This new unit has been a very positive developement.
It's primarily focused around a few very sensitive and problematic checkpoints, near Gaza and Yehuda and Shomron (West Bank), where there have been infiltrations, weapons smuggling, and attacks.
They take us grizzly old guys, kit us out, give us a day at the range, then we are basically there to support the standing army guys (18-21yrs old). It really helps to have more experienced and "cooler" heads out there, and the younger guys seem to appreciate it.
And we get to feel as if we can still contribute. Though you'll never hear about it, there have been numerous "incidents" where I believe this unit has made a real difference.
I try to get over for it twice a year, and I have the added bonus of seeing my kids and grandkids (7!)
"We sleep safely in ours beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm."
"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace."