The best part about Afghanistan was playing cards. We bonded and fought over Poker, Speed, and Texas Holdem. The trash-talking was endless, the laughs were unforgettable, and sometimes, the tears flowed freely.
Yes. Tears. The place is unforgiving and scary at times.
We talked about our daily battles with the ghosts that emerged from the tall cedar trees and high mountains. We remembered our friends who left us prematurely either wounded or dead.
We talked about them. Their quirks, their habits, and how we'd avenge their death, but mostly, we just remembered them. We saved their seat around the crusty old brown care package box we played our card games on.
We couldn't wait to leave. But now, we long for the days when we could sit around enjoying each others company while playing cards.
This deck of Warfighter Playing Cards is a flashback of memories in a box. Whether you served in Afghanistan, on a boat, or some other remote location, whether you were in the Army, Navy, Marines, or Air Force, the memories of your buddies will come rushing in during your first shuffle.
Bring the best part of your deployments home with a deck of Warfighter Playing Cards featuring the art of Ben Cantwell.
This custom deck of playing cards designed by Ben Cantwell features 16 Original face cards drawn from Ben's playing card portfolio and inspired by his time in the Marine Corps Infantry.
The deck includes 54 premium playing cards with a durable easy shuffle finish.