My favorite movie is the Band of Brothers mini-series. My favorite video game is Battlefield 4. My childhood fantasy was to be a pilot in the Blue Angels. Lately I’ve been obsessed with the Navy SEALs.
I am fascinated by war, but more specifically by the mentality of soldiers – how they operate at such a high level under the greatest pressure, how they selflessly throw themselves in harm’s way for the good of their brothers in arms. I love to hear their stories and see their photos or videos. In particular, I love to listen to my grandfather, Richard Muffoletto, recount his tales of being a World War II B-24 engineer.
Whatever we think about particular wars, or war in general, I have the greatest respect for veterans and I am extremely proud of my grandfather for his service. Who are the veterans in your life?