Yes, the past generations of warriors had it much rougher than we do now. no doubt. I also have spoke with wwii, korea and vietnam vets. The bravary they had to fight in some of those battles... unbeleiveable. bolt action rifles, no body armour.. It boggles my mind.My father was an forward air controller in vietnam.. just unbelievable the things they did... i was at sears the other day after work i hadn't been home yet and was still in my BDUs, this older guy comes up to me , he is wearing a korean war cap with the 1st Id patch on it. He thanks me for my service and how proud he was of the current generation.. how we stepped up and fought back against the POS that attacked our country. I was floored. Didn't know what to say. He is the hero!