My wife's cousin's husband... Yeah, I know
Is Army EOD. He's been blown up twice and I think the only injury he suffered was partial hearing loss. That's bad enough, but it could have been so much worse. He elisted during the first Gulf War and has served since. He's getting retired now due to them finding out on his return physical or whatever they call it, that's now an insulin dependent Diabetic. He loves his job and has done 3 or 4 tours in the desert, but I know his wife and kids are silently happy. He had been offered a job with the FBI or CIA, some agency like that, on their bomb squad but the Military put a stop loss on him. He may have his chance now I guess.
Major props to all of or soldiers!!! Let us not forget the Coast Guard either. I'm guilty of that far too often.