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Ferguson, MO

I have been watching the events of Ferguson, MO for over a week now.  I have also been listening to and reading the comments from people about all of these events.  First and foremost, it is tragic that an unarmed young man was shot and killed and my prayers go out to his family.  Was it right or was it wrong?  I have an opinion but it is based on what I read and see on the television and the…

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Why I Volunteer

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I have had several friends ask me about my participation in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Why do I do it?  What’s in it for me?  To me I thought the answers to those questions were obvious.  It all started just after the events of 9/11.  I was sitting at home, then in Chicago, trying to figure out what I could do to help.  As a former United States Marine I was furious and felt…

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Happy Birthday America

The Spirit of '76 by Archibald MacNeal Willard.

As we celebrate the 4th of Julyof 2014 I wanted to wish everyone a safe and sane holiday weekend.  I also wanted to remind everyone out there that while you are celebrating the birthday of our great country please remember the men and women that are working to maintain your comfort and safety both here and abroad.  It is sometimes to easy to forget those that are working 24/7 to allow us to have…

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Washington, D.C. - Cpl. Kyle Carpenter, Medal of Honor recipient, recieved his Medal of Honor flag during a parade in his honor at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., June 20, 2014. Carpenter is the third Marine to recieve the Medal of Honor since the beginning of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. (Official Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Dan Hosack/Released) 

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