This is why I don't post about the more depressing side of being here. This happened in my sector of the city. I think the news media does a good enough job of that themselves. I prefer to offer the other side, the amusing anecdotes that keep us, the soldiers, entertained. We mock the men shooting at us, firing mortars and rockets at us, we lampoon the kidnappings, because it makes it seem less real. The thought that one day this could be us is evermost in our minds and so, like generations past, we crack jokes. It keeps the fear at bay.