By Lance Cpl. Paul S. Martinez | December 19, 2013
In the early hours of the day, a swimmer prepares to fulfill a goal. Unfortunately, his teammates are not with him, but he doesn’t hesitate to start anyway. There is little time for toe-dipping or getting a comfortable feel of the water by splashing it on the face. The chilly, 43-degree weather may attempt to intimidate him, but a much hotter fire inside ignites a semper faithful immersion into the water.