He added: “But all we can rely on is the fact that what we did when we were in country was the right thing to do at the time. We served honorably, and we saved lives.”
“There is no doubt, as we served in Afghanistan, we saved lives,” the colonel emphasized. “We prevented tragedies from happening over the course of the time we were in Afghanistan.
“To see how it’s playing out now, I know there are lots of questions,” he said. “And that adds in to the stress of increasing health protection condition levels — questioning and wondering, ‘Hey, was it worth it in Afghanistan?’”
Said Miller: “I will tell you, it was worth it.”
Miller, Wright-Patterson installation commander and commander of the 88th Air Base Wing, encouraged listeners to talk with someone “if they need help.”
“Let us be your wingman; know that we’re here by your side,” he said. “And when you need us to throw you over our shoulder and carry you on, we’re going to do that, too. We’re in this together.”
He also told listeners: “Know that I am there for you. If you ever need somebody to call, if you can’t find a wingman right away, I’m your guy.”