It always seems the men who die in combat are the ones you think least deserve it.
Shortly after we lost one man, far away from our area, we lost another in a common security mission in the middle of our valley. As a way of keeping the enemy from attacking voting areas, supply units, or local forces, our platoons would set themselves up in known ambush areas..and wait. On one, I was in the back seat of a truck, and we had been there a while. I had to pee.