Before you read any farther in the post, if you have not already done so, please spend a moment in silence–or better, prayer–for those who have fallen in service to the United States of America.
My own service began 19 years ago in the United States Marine Corps’ Delayed Entry Program. I have served in the Marine Corps, the Marine Corps Reserve, the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard; I have served on three continents and at least four countries. I have been a Military Policeman, a small-arms instructor, an Operations Center technician and an infantryman. Whatever political differences I may have with the current administration, or the direction the U. S. military has taken during the course of my career, it has been my great honor and privilege to give that service. I have served alongside great men and terrible, and I am thankful for the whole thing.
If it were not for the U. S. Marine Corps, I would not be the man I am today.
Be well, and be free!