Tag: Combat

Standing against Racism and for the Flag

Standing against Racism and for the Flag

I stand against racism AND I stand for our flag. My point = you can choose both. Don’t believe the talking heads who tell you otherwise. I stand for our flag. 5,000 miles from home, in intense heat, hungry, tired, and under enemy fire from Al Qaeda…I looked up and saw that star-spangled banner. My … Continue reading Standing against Racism and for the Flag

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“Be Strong & Courageous”:  Why Are We Still Afraid?

“Be Strong & Courageous”: Why Are We Still Afraid?

Why are we still afraid? Every one of the more than 400 days I spent in combat, I wore a chain necklace with my dog tags and a small silver shield. On the back of the shield was inscribed the popular scripture from Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do … Continue reading “Be Strong & Courageous”: Why Are We Still Afraid?