The opportunity cost is never given a thought. The lives of the men and women that are now devastated and may never live up to the potential due to death, PTSD or simply years lost to war. The impact on the soldier's children. There was a photo essay at this site, but it seems to be down at the moment.
The war is still going on. American's are still dying. Others are coming home with less of themselves than they took into battle. Please don't forget.
White House: Soldier to receive Medal of Honor posthumously - CNN.com
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An Army staff sergeant will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor after he sacrificed his own life in an effort to save another soldier in Afghanistan, the White House said Friday.