By Matt Kinnear | Inside Lacrosse

Mike Daum was sitting on the side of a mountain in Northern Afghanistan when he shared a dream that seemed a world and a lifetime away.

“You know what’d be really cool right now? I’m pretty sure it’s Memorial Day Weekend rolling around,” Daum recalls. “How cool would it be to strap it up for a national championship? Those guys are living life.”

Daum is now 25 and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division. He’s a husband. He’s seen combat and taken enemy fire and jumped out of airplanes.

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