20051216

A 6 yr old's concern

My six year old boy (Jason) has been very concerned about the safety of
the soldiers and wants to know how the soldiers stay safe. More
specifically he wants to know how you keep from getting shot.

Jen, Chuck, Jason and Jocelyn


GIGotti78- First, let me say you have a very smart son to be concerned in that manner. Their is no such thing in combat to be completely safe. That is why us soldiers train so much. Our training helps us immensely. We also wear protective gear like bulletproof vests that keep bullets from hitting us in the chest and also from hitting our back. Also, our vehicles have armor to help shield us from any bombs that may go off or bullets if someone tries shooting at us. Please let your son know that it is very touching to have someone so young be so concerned about our safety and welfare. We (soldiers) appreciate his concern.

Mr. Matt- Well, very good question Jason! We have to wear bulletproof vests when we go off base. Also our vehicles have been "up armored" which means that they put a lot more steel or other hard metal material on the outsides of the vehicle to keep the bullets from coming through the vehicle. If we were to get shot at. But most of all it's the training that we get on how to react when something like that may happen. We do stay safe. As safe as we can.

3 comments:

AubreyJ said...

Children know about the world around them more than we give them credit for.
My daughter, sometime back, went to the license bureau to renew her Drivers License... When she drove up... there was a very long line of people waiting to get in... My 4 year old Grandson (at the time—he’s now 5,) looked up at his mom and very seriously ask her... "Momma... Are we in New Orleans???"
God bless all the little children of the world...
AubreyJ.........

AubreyJ said...

God Bless you too Jason...
AubreyJ.........

Jennifer said...

Thanks guys for taking the time to answer my son's questions.

He wanted to reply,

I hope you'll be safe. Have a good Christmas. Thanks for answering my email.

Jason