I diligently kept a journal during most of his military career and still do today. So I will probably pull some of the entries out for The One Percenters.
Of course, we were lucky:
- Mark made it back from two tours alive and in one piece.
- He was assigned to a unit that, if not the best, is among the best in the Army. Well-trained and led by officers and NCOs who made the right decisions in the most difficult of circumstances and brought every one home...twice.
- We have met some extraordinary people during the journey and we are better for it.
- And somehow we ended up with a house full of delightful but gaseous Aussies.