New Generation of Troops

Marine Lance Cpl. Jacob Adams and Lance Cpl. Michael Chatel are just two of the many young men and women joining the military today. Both being 20 years old, they were just kids when the terrorist attacks on 9/11 happened. Adams and Chatel are a part of the new generations of troops “inheriting” the Afghan war.

A large number of the men and women who were a part of the war since the first action against Afghanistan and Iraq have left the military to live “normal” lives. The new generation of troops show how long this war has been going on and how no one would have thought it would have lasted this long.

Adams said, “It’s kind of weird having watched it all on the news those first days. And then 10 years later, here I am, and here we are still fighting it.”

Both Adams and Chatel remember being pulled out of school early on the day of the attacks on 9/11. They were only in the 5th grade when the initial attacks happened. Now, 10 years later, these troops are fighting in the same war.

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