Every day the men and women of our Armed Forces work to keep this nation safe and to protect the vital national interests we have abroad. It is a grueling, emotionally and physically taxing job that never receives the public appreciation it deserves.
The recent missile strike on Syria, ordered by President Trump following Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons on his own people, required the execution of massive logistics and perfect performance on the part of those involved. Added to the stress of all this, was the quick turn-around time from the gas attack to when the first cruise missile was fired. It was an impressive display of American might.
All of this was not lost on President Donald Trump. While the echo of the bombardment was most likely still ringing in the ears of Assad’s soldiers, Trump called the commanding officers of Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Ross (DDG 71) and USS Porter (DDG 78) to congratulate them on a job well done, reports the Conservative Tree House.
Both Cmdr. Russell Caldwell of the USS Ross and Cmdr. Andria Slough of the USS Porter spoke with the president by phone and were thanked on behalf of the American people for a flawless performance by them and their respective crews.
Trump’s simple offered gesture is the kind of decency this nation and its fighting men and women have lacked for a long, long time.