Who are they, those soldiers from across the Atlantic, what is their daily life like, and what support do they bring to the men of our OMLT on a daily basis?asks Merlin, a French soldier in Afghanistan.
…what impressive warriors they are! We have not come across any bad ones, as strange at it may seem to you when you know how critical French people can be.
…And combat ? If you have seen Rambo you have seen it all - always coming to the rescue when one of our teams gets in trouble, and always in the shortest delay. That is one of their tricks : they switch from T-shirt and sandals to combat ready in three minutes. Arriving in contact with the enemy, the way they fight is simple and disconcerting : they just charge !
…We seldom hear any harsh word, and from 5 AM onwards the camp chores are performed in beautiful order and always with excellent spirit. A passing American helicopter stops near a stranded vehicle just to check that everything is alright; an American combat team will rush to support ours before even knowing how dangerous the mission is - from what we have been given to witness, the American soldier is an inspiring and worthy heir to those who liberated France and Europe.