I know I'm going to get shit for this and I don't care. My ex of ten years was a Marine. I know all about being a military wife etc. I lament the deaths of the four Marines that died and my heart goes out to their families. Pendleton is, incidentally, where we were stationed. That said, people are always whining on about how they are heroes and should be put on a pedestal. Well they CHOSE their job. It's a JOB, dangerous or not, they signed up for it. The excuse is always that they had no choice, well that's a pile of shit. If you cant afford college, get scholarships and work your way, but no one put a gun to their head. I'm not going to respond to the bleeding heart comments.