If there were soldiers being denied leave after being overseas for years at a time, it would be ALL over the news. Now, we certainly do have troops in other countries.However, they don’t talk about it and they certainly don’t tell you they are on a “top secret mission”. He says he is not allowed to talk about what he does, however, he has cleared it with his CO that he can tell you enough to make you believe he is who he says. If he truly is not allowed to share any details about his job, his CO doesn’t even allow him to talk about it with family, much less someone he met on the internet.“One time he told me that he wanted to be blasted up to the moon,” she said. So when two Green Berets pulled up outside Allie’s house last month and came through the white picket fence to front porch, her first thought was that Matthew was injured. He’s kind of clumsy sometimes, and I knew his foot had been bothering him,” she said. everything went grey.” Allie had lost her soul mate. “Being in love before, it was because I loved somebody because they made me happy," Allie said.“Because to us it was just never a reality.” But last month Matthew was killed during an intense firefight in the city of Marja. "With Matthew, I loved him because I wanted to make him happy." Allie last saw Matthew in November, when he came home briefly from the Middle East.In addition to the combat tactics and reconnaissance those groups perform, Green Berets are trained in languages, culture, diplomacy, psychological warfare, disinformation -- generating and spreading false information -- and politics. Operations can include advising an Afghani tribal chief on how to consolidate his power; carrying out a quick strike on a guerrilla outpost in a Central American jungle; and serving as bodyguards to an Eastern European leader.The Green Berets operate with little oversight, working with native peoples in predetermined Areas of Operation (AOs) and serve as unofficial "warrior-diplomats." And, although the organization's purpose is to support the interests of the United States, the Green Berets exist in the haze that floats between the country and other nations, groups and peoples -- they're the nimble fingertips of the United States military and the "quiet professionals" of the U.
“Hearing the things his teammates said about him, I was in awe," she said. He was a bad ass." The military community — and others — have rallied around her. His unit nominated him for a Silver Star, and she’s waiting for it.
"I can already see Matthew in him with everything he does." Since Matthew died, a curtain has lifted for Allie.
She’s learned more about his life as a Green Beret from the soldiers he served with than he ever revealed himself.
And he is the one who just happened to find her while he was looking around and decided she’s going to be his future wife.
Nine times out of ten, they “met” their soldier on a social networking site, such as Facebook, or an online dating site.