For any of you who have been following this story, the outcome is good for Don Ayala. In a nutshell, a 9 year military veteran is working in Afghanistan as a private contractor. His colleague gets set on fire (who dies of severe burns 2 months later) and he catches the Taliban scum who did it and executes him on the spot. The judge was sympathetic and only gave him probation. This is a tough one for me and I will weigh in on it later. But I did not walk in his shoes – none of us have. I am relieved for him but this sends very mixed messages to our men and women in uniform.