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Mike Tarwacki wrote a comment about the news item CONTEST: Win Big from Act of Valor!
I must have these prizes for a variety of reasons. In my childhood I was always infatuated with the military, me and my buddy would set up a battlefield in our own backyards and would play for hours on end. As I grew older into my teens I discovered the U.S. Navy SEALs through a video game called "Socom U.S Navy SEALs" and the more I learned about them the more my passion grew.

In learning the training the SEALs go through I have learned that nothing is easy and if we try hard enough we can push our limits beyond what we thought imaginable. Growing into an adult you start to see the reality of war and it is not pretty because of what evil people force us to do, but if it is one thing I have learned from the SEALs it is not to fear what lies ahead of you, to put forth 100% effort in all that you do. Although, the most important lesson I have learned from the SEALs is the bond they share with one another a bond only known by few, that they never leave a man behind, and this is what sets them apart from the enemy, the care that they have for one another. If it were one trait I took on from the Navy SEALs it would be that, to have your comrades back whether it be on a sports team or a work team and to never leave a man behind.

All throughout my teen years I dreamed of becoming one of them, but as I grew older my realities set in. I knew my asthma and numerous allergies would hold me back physically, but mentally I believe I was there. So as long as I live I will remember the best of the best and I will take on as many traits of a SEAL as I can to fight the good fight because life isn't always pretty.
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