“It Was All Just Supposed To Be Symbolic”


Some “Tough Ruck 2013” soldiers ran the Boston Marathon with “a military backpack weighing about 40 pounds. The rucks were filled with Camelbacks of water, extra uniforms, Gatorade, changes of socks—and first-aid and trauma kits.” They ran it in honor of their fallen comrades and those now committing suicide in record numbers under the weight of PTSD. The first-aid and trauma kits came in handy.

By the way, that dude in the cowboy hat who rescued the guy with the blasted-off lower leg? He’d lost one son in Iraq and another son to suicide because of his brother’s death. He was carrying pictures of both of them that day.

But suddenly he had a stranger’s life to save. So he did. Maybe we should start remembering him instead of fixating on whatever sick mind for whatever sick purpose planted those devices.