Not that I have any issue with the core substance of what you are saying--I don't. But, with respect, the message you are sending is that your service is somehow unique or even special. You know there are plenty of people out there who have served and are serving. Your approach doesn't facilitate discussion or convince others, it's perhaps more likely to turn them off. I recommend that you throttle back just a bit and let your experiences contribute to discussion rather than stop it cold. For your consideration.