“Deanna. Evan. I’m so sorry. I can’t leave this fight. This is what I am. A warrior. It is my blood oath. If I turn my back on that again, I will be nothing and I can’t face that.”
These were the thoughts of Staff Sergeant David Bellavia during a firefight in Fallujah. He recounts them in a book entitled House to House: An Epic Memoir of War.
I found some excerpts over at Michael Totten’s blog, and it’s riveting.
Take a look.