I'm not mad at all I just asked, in my defense I have to say that my English is now 4 years old and sometimes I still thinking in Spanish and of course lost in translation lol. I used 40 years instead 20 to emphasize my desire of serve in in the army. I born in Spain and I was there until 2012 my wife is American and we have a baby over there, so I took my family sell everything and move to us, until one year later when I catch up with my English I decide to leave my work as a manager from Kroger CO and enlist into the army, when I enlist I was 34 years old almost 1 month for 35. I passed basic and AIT without any problems and one of the top, my score at PT was 285 and most of the kids are always surprise for my age and my physical condition, "no pain no gain.". In my country I proved to everybody that knows me that I'm not a dreamer I always want to be an American soldier and I never gave up. I'm proud of this and what I do, everybody that knows me know that I live each and every single army value as a life style on and off, hard work is my signature, and is what I expect from my brothers.
Many people asked me why I join the US army and not the Spanish army and I always said we are allies, we have the same enemy, we have the same goals, and we will protect our nations in and out of the country. I have friends that die in the train bomb in Madrid, I cried when the twin towers and it wasn't my country back them, in Madrid more of the same, because I felt useless.
they took our freedom and I want it back, the best way that I can do it is making true my dream and serve the team that I believe fight for the rights that humanity deserve. Now I'm an American citizen since 2015 but nothing changed, it's like be married, it never has to change but grow the love that you feel for it.
In Abril I will have a daughter and she was diagnosed with PRS Syndromebut, I have hope that the doctors are wrong no because I have fear but because my wyfe has to do everything by herself due that we just move to Texas, until summer , I will not meet her in person because like the soldier creed say I will place the mission first.I'm the only CBRN in my battery and my team needs me. I miss my family in US and Spain but somebody has to sacrifice for the good of everybody. I never judge people because there is always something behind of each person that we don't know, just like me and just like everybody else.
Be mad will be a waste of time and being deployed is a no go, I smile everyday and everyday I wake up with so many reasons of why I have to smile, no matter what everyday is always a good day, there is no choice.
I apologize for my bad English, I promise it will be better