A very moving piece from the Courage Campaign. This brave soldier's father says it best:
Soldiers don't die for our freedom of speech. They don't die for patriotism. They don't die for noble causes. They don't die for our political agendas. Soldiers die for each other. If the man is willing-- to your right or left--is doing their job, that's all that matters. Gender, race, creed, sexuality ... just aren't on their radar. Can they shoot straight? Can they take care of each other? Do they have your back? That's all a soldier cares about.