Navy Story: The Boat Over Troubled Water

Mogadishu Matt

I still hold on to a belief that a man with a mission that he can’t believe in will often find himself struggling. To be honest, I was a man that didn’t believe in the mission that the Navy gave me. We were tasked with driving our boat around in circles, hoping to spot speed boats laden with cocaine with either our radar or a helicopter. The ultimate goal was to detain the operators of the boat and to seize the cocaine. (Not for a giant homosexual sailor orgy but to hand over to a final law enforcement entity).

I differed from our embedded coast guard cohorts in that I thought that communities were best suited to handle how they wanted to handle drugs or if they wanted them to be legal. I still think that parents and extended family have more influence on a community than the all seeing…

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