In a foggy, post-war Bosnia, the narrator describes an early morning interaction with Bob Horrigan, a Delta Force member, near a local kiosk where the two exchange stories and banter. The recollection includes a vivid portrait of the Bosnian landscape, the locals’ pre-war/post-war mentality, and a glimpse of daily life including a scary incident involving a laser pointer. The story paints Bob as a symbol of immense courage and dedication, eventually alluding to his larger-than-life presence that led to a heroic end.
- The setting is post-war Bosnia, characterized by gloom and the lasting effects of a devastating conflict.
- The narrator has a strained relationship with a local kiosk owner, Mustafa, and encounters Bob Horrigan, an admired Delta Force member, during an early morning outing.
- 3. A mysterious incident with a red laser pointer creates tension, though it’s later dismissed as likely being children playing.
- Bob Horrigan is described as a symbol of courage, dedication, and a positive role model, with the story alluding to his eventual passage to Valhalla.
- The story provides insight into the mentality of special forces members, reflecting on their dedication to duty and the impact of their role models on personal growth.