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Happy Veteran’s Day 2016

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Happy Veteran’s Day 2016

  A VETERAN IS SOMEONE, WHO AT ONE POINT IN THEIR LIFE, WROTE A BLANK CHECK PAYABLE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR AN AMOUNT UP TO, AND INCLUDING, THEIR LIFE. Thank you to all of my Brothers and Sisters, those that have served before me, with me and those serving today. There are…

9/11, some of us will truly Never Forget

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9/11, some of us will truly Never Forget

Simple acts that give hope

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Simple acts that give hope

It doesn’t take much. It doesn’t take a house or a parade, or even the ability to throw out the first pitch at a ballgame. This was costly for someone, but the anonymous donation to just help a guy out is an awesome testament to the true patriotism, love and appreciation of this country. Along…

Why we celebrate Memorial Day

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Why we celebrate Memorial Day

It it clear that the last 15 years of constant combat for our military has brought about a new perception of what Memorial Day is about. For years growing up as a military brat, as a peace-time soldier, then a combat veteran myself and then back to being a peace-time soldier again that Memorial Day…

The US Army did the right thing

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The US Army did the right thing

Who knows if it was Rep. Hunter (who is two for two on helping out soldiers being railroaded), the media pressure and publicity, or if there are truly leaders in the right places that care more about doing the hard right rather than the easy (politically correct) wrong. Either way, great news came out tonight…

The Story of Ed Byers Jr and why he is getting the MOH

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The Story of Ed Byers Jr and why he is getting the MOH

The video is of Ed Byers Jr. himself talking about the missing that has him being presented the Medal of Honor on Monday by President Obama. This is the story of Ed and of Nicholas Checque who made the ultimate sacrifice.  

Ten years later

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Ten years later

It is hard to believe it has been 10 years since Ben was killed in Iraq. I was in post-mob training, having just left my company as their First Sergeant to deploy myself to Afghanistan as part of an embedded training team senior NCO. It was then I got the call that Ben had been…

Happy Veteran’s Day Message from Nick Palmisciano and Ranger Up

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Happy Veteran’s Day Message from Nick Palmisciano and Ranger Up

There have been several good friends of mine writing what Veteran’s Day means to them today for this blog. I know Nick is super-busy so I didn’t bother in asking him to write something, but as always he went above and beyond and did a video that is better than writing a post. He didn’t…

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