A Note to My Younger Self

Updated: November 12, 2012

Some of you may know Alex Horton from “Army of Dude” or from his blogging with the VA.  Over the weekend, CBS did a piece on him as he writes a note to his younger self.  Awesome.




  1. Mad Medic

    November 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    My it’s awfully dusty in my room all the sudden.

    • cmbtmedic3

      November 13, 2012 at 4:01 pm

      same here bro….same here…….

    • RetOEFVet

      November 13, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      It’s okay man… I have the same problem here

  2. Prophetable

    November 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    War never changes.
    The Romans waged war to gather slaves and wealth.
    Spain built an empire from its lust for gold and territory.
    Hitler shaped a battered Germany into an economic superpower.
    But war never changes.
    In the 21st century, war was still waged over the resources that could be acquired.
    Only this time, the spoils of war were also its weapons.
    Petroleum and uranium.
    For these resources, China would invade Alaska, the US would annex Canada, and the European Commonwealth would dissolve into quarreling, bickering nation-states, bent on controlling the last remaining resources on Earth.
    In 2077, the storm of world war had come again.
    In two brief hours, most of the planet was reduced to cinders.
    And from the ashes of nuclear devastation, a new civilization would struggle to arise.
    A few were able to reach the relative safety of the large underground Vaults.
    Your family was part of the group that entered Vault Thirteen.
    Imprisoned safely behind the large Vault door, under a mountain of stone, a generation has lived without knowledge of the outside world.
    Life in the Vault is about to change

  3. kilted

    November 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    An incredible word as i try to understand the differences in the battles my son and I fight. I am a cop and he is a soldier our battles are different and this is an incredible window into the soul of a soldier. Thanks

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