During this operation, more than just a few will die. For you. They will be our fellows, ranked both above and below us. As soldiers, they’re prepared to die, of course. But they are not paws without a voice. They have names and families. And all the feelings that those entail. They’re all humans as alive as either of us. I’ve known some of them since my trainee days. And today, many will die for you. You have a responsibility to ensure that their deaths will mean something. No matter what happens. Never let yourself forget that. And be prepared to die for that responsibility.
(Source: lostintheair, via hanmock)