Once again excellent! I really liked the way you described the movements of the boarding party, reminded me of our old maxim of "shoot and scoot". I also enjoyed Reed's story (whether it was a tall tale for the CPT or not). It made alot of sense, the amount of calories that soldiers takes in is amazingly high, it takes alot of energy to do what they do. The idea of going out on a patrol "lean and mean", yeah that CO was just dumb hopefully she was reassigned to a supply unit afterwards . Also the patrols described sounded alot like the long range ranger patols undertaken during the Vietnam war, again adding a good sense of realism. Keep it up, I am looking forward to more!