Another soldier, Spc. William Baxter, a parachute rigger with the 101st Sustainment Brigade, was more succinct with his thoughts.
“OK, he’s dead, can we go home?” he asked.
His thoughts were echoed by Spc. Wesley Gibbs, from Division Signal Co. H&H Battalion.
“I’m happy,” Gibbs said. “Maybe this process will go a little bit faster now, and we can all go home to our families.”
Declare victory and bring them home. Now.