A Marine saved Two of His Buddies and Had a Near Death Experience

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Military news…

The Army wants to make the question of “how the hell did this person make sergeant major?” 

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As events in Syria, Kabul, Niger and elsewhere have shown, the military has a tendency to use its investigations to absolve itself rather than to hold senior leaders accountable for their mistakes.

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A Marine got a tattoo based on the viral “He’s a Marine” TikTok video that ostensibly caused the entire Marine Corps to cringe in June 2020.

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“I am disappointed by the lack of action taken so far to hold this Marine accountable. Sir, you know what he did to me.” That’s from Cybèle Greenberg, a Marine veteran who wrote to her former general, Maj. Gen. Francis Donovan, urging him to do more to hold accountable the Marine who a 100-page investigation confirmed had sexually harassed her.

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Ever try coordinating 21 aircraft across 37 different radio frequencies in the dark over a firefight while flying your own aircraft? That’s what Air Force A-10 pilot Maj. Mike “Vago” Hilkert did in Afghanistan in 2011, saving several dozen ground troops in the process.

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“We’ve raised our counterterror capability to an exquisite level. We’re going to sustain and protect that. The other side is harder to describe.” That’s from retired Army Special Forces Col. David Maxwell, who told about the U.S. special operations community’s post-Afghanistan identity crisis.

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As He Leaves The Marines, a Navy Cross Recipient Finds Purpose Through Tragedy

Retired Marine raider Nick Jones end his 11-year career in the Marine Corps just before Veterans Day. In March 2020, Jones narrowly cheated death while trying to save two of his wounded teammates on a mountainside in Iraq.

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Taliban Hold Military Parade With U.S.-Made Weapons in Kabul in Show of Strength

The Taliban recently held a parade of captured American weapons in Kabul, including dozens of MI-17 armored security vehicles and MI-17 helicopters.

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Got some exciting news…I have a publisher who wants to print my new upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life. Their name is Bookbaby. They are the leading publisher in their field.

I am starting to work with them as I type this. Keep coming back to hear about the progress of the process to getting the book published. Better yet… Go to the top of this page and click on”Subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will directly to your inbox.

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What happening in your neck of the woods? Storms keep coming? Dreams aren’t fun?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 13,400 fellow veterans on this site who have your back.

If the dreams are just too much for you, GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number your can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255..Texting 838255.

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Remember:


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Tenacles Can be Longer Than your Hope, and Suck the Life Out of You

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Military news…

“God needed an angel for his war, and he took the best goddamn one.” That’s from Marine Corps Gunnery Sgt. Christopher Duncan McClain, who gave a stirring speech in remembrance of Sgt. Nicole Gee, one of the 13 American service members killed in the Aug. 26 attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.

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“More than the physical, I carried incredible terror with every single step I took. Is the land going to blow me up?” That’s from Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien, who wrote “The Things They Carried,” one of the most acclaimed war novels in American history.

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You’ve probably never heard of the Air Force’s 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, but they were the unsung heroes behind the massive airlift of Afghan refugees out of Kabul that took place last month.

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Short military news report today, because I want to share with you the last part of my table of contents, from Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life:

Domestic Violence in The Military

In the Military is is far too common that domstic violence raises it ugly head.

Time Doesn’t Always heal Wounds

A bad situation is a when a friend won’t forgive you for something you didn’t know happened.

Worry is Not the Answer

Worry is not an iIlness, but it can cause illness.

Tenacles Can be Longer Than Your Hope

Life is very frustrating. It can suck the air out of you.

Had a Rough Ride?

Negative thinking goes no where but a dead end.

There is Never a Time when You Don’t Have a Choice.

“I had to do it becasue I had no Choice.” This is not true.

Military Spouses Have a Huge Task

One of the toughest tasks in the military is to be the spouse left behind during deployment.

Tragedies Come Knocking at Our Door

We never thought good could come from a tragedy.

If Only I Would Have …

We run from scary things, but we need to face them head on.

What Are You Saving Your Talents For?

You have beautiful talents you need to be using.

Move Out of your House Called Depression

The depression rate in the MIlitary is very high.

Happiness is a Choice

People are as happy as they choose to be.

We Must Always Remember the Spouses in the Military

Spouses are the backbone in the family during deployment

The Raging Battle Against PTSD

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor. If either of them falls, one can help the other up. (Eccl. 4:9)

Are You Trying to Finish the Race With a Broken Leg?

Let the people feel the weight of who you are, and let Them deal with it.

Let’s Start a Ripple Effect

Have you ever thrown a pebble into to the lake and seen the circles form and spread out? That is the ripple effect.


That’s my story and I’m stcking to it. You have now seen all of the chapter titles from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

I am hoping that some peaked your interest enough that you will want to get the book. It will be the best thing you have ever done.

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I just may ignore my publishers suffestion to stop sharing excerpts from the book. Keep coming back to see them. Better yet…

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Bed check…

How is your life going brother/sister? The days are long, and the nights even longer. Do you dread trying to sleep?

FEAR NOT!!

There are over 13,050 fellow veterans here who have your back.

However, if it is just too overwhelming right now, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free nember to call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until the know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above alll…never, ever, give up!

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God is Just a Prayer Away. God is Listening. He Cares.

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Another shocking announcement! ( That got your attention!) “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World, ” is now out in eBook form. You can acquire it at all the eBook outlets. It is only $4.99 compared to $19.99 in the bookstores. You can even order it right from this site by clicking on the Amazon icon on the right.

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I have a podcast here that I did with John Kremer, the marketing guru. He invited me to share unusual places to sell books. Take a listen and hit those streets running: goo.gl/WGTF7

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I just bought a “generation 4,” I-Pad. I am kind of lost right now, but through trial and error I will do just fine eventually. I am trying to hook up the router today, but no success. Yes, I know, routers are one of easiest things to get started. However, I am a dinosaur when it come to computers, and electronics.

I have a friend coming over tomorrow morning to help me get everything hooked up. I even have a new wireless printer. I am trying to catch up fast, and when I have learned all of this I will be an official member of the geek squad!

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 It can be devastating when someone you cares about has a stroke, or a heart attack. I have three close friends have a stroke. One passed away. the others and mending slowly. I also had a dear friend that had a heart attack about five months ago. he was close to death, but God pulled him through it. He is so thankful today, that he spends much of his time praising the Lord, and giving Him all the credit for still being on this earth.

Have you had this happen to you? Has a loved one been stricken?

When it first happens, our world, as we know it seems to stop. We can’t function very well. We go into doubt, and even anger.

We have no control of the outcome. We feel helpless.

My father died in 2001, and I was at the hospital with him when he died. I just sat there by his bed, and felt hopeless. I held his hand, and he squeezed it once and a while.

Then he stopped doing that and he was gone. I had mixed emotions right then. Part of me was relieved that he wasn’t suffering anymore, and was at peace. The other part grieved that he had left me.

I know that many of you have been through the same thing.

I pray very hard for a peaceful passing of my loved ones when something happens and they know it won’t be much longer. I pray with earnest love, when they tell me that there is hope. I prayer for strength when they are gone, and I am left alone.

Do you see a pattern here? Prayer is the direct communication line to God. There are no rate fees, special charges, or long distance fees. He is on speed dial 24/7.

He is just a prayer away. He is listening. He cares.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!