you and me both, brother.
the good news is that so far, most veterans I’ve talked to (we have a lot in the pain patients movement) are not happy with this development. Contrary to popular belief, most soldiers do not like serving with psychopaths with rank. They paint targets on their mates, they screw up operations, and they wreck reputations of entire units.
Worst of all, they encourage enemies to return the favor by committing war crimes against American combatants.
Trump is not making anywhere near the friends he thinks he is in the military community.
Edit: Want to second your terrific explanation of how big of a deal the Gallagher case really is within the fraternity.
As a veteran of special ops in the Army, it takes an extraordinary dillbag to scare soldiers of that caliber enough to think their own leader is a danger to them.