Just heard the news that my cousin Charles, who is one of the nicest guys I know, managed to make it through special forces training. This is pretty special because quite honestly, there were a few of us who thought maybe Charles was too nice to become a ranger, but not only did he prove us way wrong, but he exceeded his original ambition.
Sydney - Your blog about Charles is almost correct. He joined the Army to become a ranger. Out of his platoon of 65 men in BASIC he alone qualified to try out for Special Forces training. Only about 1/3 of those trying out passed the Special Forces basics to go on with Special Forces Training. Special Forces is way above Rangers in prestige and training, two different units completely.
And by the way, my cousin has wanted to be a soldier since he was a real little kid and regardless how you might feel about the military, you gotta salute a guy's follow-thru.