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We returned to the base and noticed protesters waving signs and yelling outside the gate. Our friend riding in the car was a fighter — he drank hard, fought hard, and loved any excuse to get physical. I had no doubt he was a 'hot head.' As our car slowed, he jumped out and sprinted towards a person leading the protesters. We all thought, 'This is it, we are going to jail.' We ran towards him, preparing for the worst. When we finally caught up to him, we were stunned by his response. He was shaking the protester's hand and saying, 'I am glad to see you out here using the rights I pledged my life to defend.' The angry, red-faced protester deflated like a kid's balloon. You never know what motivates someone, and after that day I had a much higher opinion of that airman. I also learned an important lesson about seeing into people and their motivations."
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