My friend Bruce sent me this. I’ve known him forever; and not for long enough. He knows me well, so he knew I would enjoy this.
I would add though that:
A friend you call and ask to borrow money and they ask, “Why”.
A Military friend you call and ask for money and they ask, “When”.
There really is a difference – it’s a fraternity of sorts. It’s a common bond no matter what branch you served in. The common thread is strong relationships with people – a sense of trust you develop only by placing your life in someone else’s hands. Of realizing you are doing it, accepting it, and eventually embracing it. You just learn to trust people that much. And they know how much you trust them, so they rarely let you down.