The Dude has been in the National Guard for 11 years as an Armor/Cavalry Captain. He also proudly served as an ETT in Afghanistan. The Dude is a former middle school English language arts teacher, having taught off and on for 8 years between deployments.

Currently The Dude is in Kuwait working as a civilian defense contractor and drilling as a National Guardsman.

10 thoughts on “About The Dude”

  1. Its early here, couldnt sleep. Ran across “Saving Private Ryan” on t.v. Each and everytime, I cry – but this time was different. I felt compelled to find a soldier to thank, to talk to, to connect to. Started searching and a few hours later, ran across Bouhammer’s blog. Dude, thank you for what you have done and are doing to allow us our safety, and our freedoms. I watch my child sleep at night, and I thank you – my child sleeps peacefully.

  2. Lynda,

    You are very welcome. I’m extremely honored to be able to defend our great country and to receive support from its wonderful citizens like yourself.

    Live Free or Die Trying!

  3. Hello Sir, I cant believe you are retired. You should get a job!
    I cant find the pay pal link to your dear friend, Mr. Grisham’s legal fund.
    could you send it to me?
    Thank you, Dorothy

  4. Dorothy,

    Retired? Bouhammer has retired but I’m still a long ways off from being put out to pasture. The link was down for a bit but is now back up and running. Its located on the right side on this page. Let me know if you are still unable to access it.
    Thank you for your support!

    Live Free or Die Trying!

  5. I’m writing a annotated bibliography and I need to know your name, but it’s ok if you can’t tell me it. Another thing is I want to thank you for protecting our country. I’m thinking about going into the Navy when I get out of high school.

  6. The documents released shows how Task Force 373 killed 7 children. USA does not want to show the reality of war and is hiding the actuality of it.

  7. You might be interested in what we are doing about PTSD. I was retired and angry about what the government/military was NOT doing about PTSD for the troops coming back. I did some research and found a therapy called EMDR that was proving very effective with PTSD and it worked very quickly. It’s been approved by the DoD and the American Psychiatric Association. I designed a way you could use the program on line in a self-directed format requiring no personal information. It overcomes the stigma by requiring only an email to register. No personal information is ever required. It has been used at the VA in Cincinnati with very positive results. It’s available 24/7.

  8. I want to Thank All our service Men & Women for
    their service. We could not live so well if it was it for them. “Freedom is not Free” man & women loose their lives to give us that Great gift. Thank You!!!!!! :~)

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