Jascott14, your brew of absolutism and self-aggrandizement rings too familiar, to me.
I was raised by a Marine.
Hence, when it came to serving my country, the choice was very clear for me: I joined the U.S. Army.
I don't expect thank you's. It was my privilege to serve.
As for our suspended Buckeyes, nothing has emerged to suggest they are bad kids. So, I'm betting no one feels worse than they do, right now. I would hate to be them on September 7. Being their opponents after September 7 might be a worse fate, though.