This is Chester. When I was in Afghanistan I got a care package from one of those “Adopt a Soldier” programs that lets families send care packages to service men and women who are deployed overseas. Anyway, I got this care package, and it came with the usual stuff: Baby wipes, crackers, peanut butter, the Dad threw in a pack of cigarettes, and there was some jerky. But there was also a little beanie baby gold fish and a hand written note from a 7 year old girl that said
“Dear Soldier, (I wasn’t even mad)
I hope you are doing well. I’m sorry you have to miss thanksgiving with your family. This is my friend Chester. He keeps me safe from monsters, but I think you need him more than I do. I hope he keeps you safe from the monsters you’re fighting. Take good care of him for me”.
You bet your ass that little fish was in my pocket every time I went on patrol.
I’d find that kid and return his friend to him with the good news.
I wanted to but the it box it came in (with the return address) accidentally got taken out to the burn pit before I could write it down. My only hope is for this post to go insanely viral and her hear about it and that he did his job, which was helping me do mine.
Holy fucking 4k notes this post isn’t even 8 hours old what the fuck
Just about done with my Saiga build. Really happy with how the stock turned out, considering I had never stripped and refinished a stock before. Also for those wondering the hand guard is by Krebs Custom, and the other little additions including the bullet guide (internal, not visible, to be able to accept AK magazines), an ambidextrous, easier to reach magazine catch, and the extended charging handle.
All that’s really left is to get a mount for some optics on it, but I still want to get a feel for what the iron sights are like first before I do that.
Nice build man. I really like how this came out.
Holy shit that was an excellent staining job
Canadian Soldiers from the Domestic Response Company blending into the Arctic terrain during Exercise Trillium Response 2014.
Final patch in the BPRE patch trilogy. Wait…patch trilogy?!
In kill we trust doe