Even on the short overnight ops, sometimes we talked about things we knew we'd carry home. Like the time Jeff killed one of the kids who picked up a Kalashnikov. The kid had a rifle, and even kids with rifles can kill Marines, Jeff had figured. That was five years ago. Jeff doesn't bring up that story anymore. I know he thinks about it, though, because a couple of years back he put a Remington 700 short action in his mouth and didn't pull the trigger.