Keep your head down and remember that there are grunts on the ground that have never met you who love you like a brother.
Hey Longbow ...
I come from the same era as my buddy Ranger (i.e., been there, done all that, have the T-shirt, coffee cup, and a "dollars 0ff" coupon for another one) and I want to add my 3 cents to his comment.
In addition to you being sure you know that there are "grunts" on the ground over there that you have never met who love you like a brother, I want you to know that there are a lot of "fly-boys" over there, probably well above your altitude and airspeed, who love you just the same way, AND there are a whole bunch of very grateful Americans over here, who not only love you like a brother, but are as proud of you and your "buds" over there, as a new papa with a cigar stuck in his kisser! Not that you need it, but you have my permission to be as bad-a**-arrogant and as hard-as-nails aggressive as the situation dictates - just come home safely!