I am going to guess that you are old enough to have been one of the slime balls yelling insults at the troops right after they finally made it home. The reason they “whine” is because they were the first troops that were greeted with "baby killer’ signs instead of yellow ribbons. My father was an evil man, but I still respect the fact that he served. As an only child he couldn’t be drafted. He still did his 2 tours in "Nam. My mom was 7 months pregnant with me when he deployed. So yeah, unless you yourself have served AND gone to war the only one who needs to grow anything is you, like a brain and a heart.