I respectfully disagree with that statement. Soldiers across the world who have been weighed down by 120lbs worth of equipment can verify that this looks equally similar to what we've experienced in our combat careers.
No. I've no connection other than a shared interest in his work that which I've followed for sometime now. The indicated word for "our" is reference to any soldier in the past two decades whom have experienced wartime events and the equipment we've used to follow suit. I apologize for the misconception.