Above and Beyond the Call of Duty for Love
TJ Allen, author
For the love of our great country, men and women join the Armed Forces in the continued fi ght to protect the people of the United States of America. Military recruiters get your everyday volunteer to sign a contract of Defense and promise to assist in fulfi lling each person?s ambition to be trained as an engineer, pilot, doctor, lawyer, police offi cer, nurse, electronics technicians, computer analysis, air traffi c controllers, ECT. A career with the Military offers job opportunities and education at no cost other than serving your country for 4, 6, 8, 10 years and more if those persons wish to retire. Once enrolled and accepted, you belong to a Government Family that will come fi rst. Any other family is secondary. Once in, each recruits life is changed forever. That person who you knew prior to signing the contract is now a soldier, fi ghter, killing machine if necessary before beginning any career goals. Feelings will be lost within oneself due to the combat training each experience. It?s diffi cult to walk away from what could have been a perfect structured lifestyle. However, Tina fi nds herself torn between love and loyalty to her spouse who is attached to the Military or leave. The lifestyle the Military can be overwhelming for a couple. She has to choose between he and her or the Military Family that he is a part of which places its needs before his and her needs. Although, her decision was to leave she returns to help others within the Military Family despite her painful memories.