On the strawberry patch: In honor of ‘Cupcake Mondays’

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Most of us never saw combat, but we are shell shocked, nonetheless.

We were stationed in paradise but spent our days in a dim, flickering fluorescent-lit sea of gray cubicles and mildewy carpets, the recirculated atmosphere tense and often hostile.

The office was a minefield fueled by intense competition for advancement and the power struggles amongst the leaders of the various civilian and military factions, all warring for control of the mission for their own political gains, and we were both the soldiers and the ammunition in their battles.

Our mission was dire, and sometimes tragic, but due to the nature of it we could not discuss our troubles

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