Kandahar Journal: Sammie’s dead
Private Sebastien Tremblay and Private Jean Francois (JF) Milet both remember the 9/11 quite clearly. They were both in school when it happened. They both recollect – as pre-teens – watching for days and days, footage of the planes crashing again and again and again.
They are neither excited nor happy about the death – only realistic.
“I think this is going to affect the Taliban in Kabul, but here on the ground I am not sure.” says Tremblay …
I think he was saying that the war would be the same for him. He continued
… “Because I am here – because I am in Afghanistan. I think that every Canadian soldier and every American soldier has that same feeling … with the death of Bin Laden.”
With that I leave them to their duties and head back to finish up the art and get this day over with.
As I am walking back to the tent I remember the explosion from this morning, and I realize that Private Tremblay is probably correct. The death of Osama will change nothing for the soldiers on the ground here.