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?
“The paradox of courage is that a man must be a little careless of his life even in order to keep it.” GK Chesterton, 1908, The Methuselahite “Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die. ‘He that will lose his life, … Continue reading Courage
An American Paratrooper
There was an American tank, 30 tons of death, fleeing down one of the little roads leading through the forest. One lonely paratrooper stood beside the road. A photographer captured the image of this young man with hollow sunken eyes, a three-days growth of beard, an M-1 Garand in one hand, and a bazooka slung … Continue reading An American Paratrooper