Wanted: Inspiration

Back in 1997 I was a freshly minted young Marine undergoing Infantry school in North Carolina. During one particularly long and hot week of training we sat on the hard clay soil in a circle around our company First Sergeant. We were tired and hurting. Our feet bled from blisters and our shoulders carried bruises…

To The Marines, Brothers, and Veterans

Today is the birthday of The Marine Corps. Even as I write this I know that several of my friends and buddies I went to boot camp with are in Afghanistan. They are part of the continuing presence there determined to deny the Taliban and Al Qaeda safe refuge in that country. I think about…