MEMORIAL DAY

All mountains are similar, but few bear a vein of gold and the same is true of man. Men look much the same, but not all possess the blood of a warrior and even fewer the strength of character to wager it. In order to protect our way of life and allow us to pursue…

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A Warriors Soul

“A warrior’s soul is set ablaze once he stands face-to-face with Death and does not waiver. Once he realizes he has the ability to take another’s life and his own can end before his next breath, his innocence is forever lost and life takes on a new meaning. He will no longer accept his fate;…

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The Gathering

Honey don’t even ask how my day is Or the proverbial why so glum It should be obvious but none the less You’ve always been the inquisitive one I booked a road trip to hell and back Stumbled over some rough terrain The tears you see runnin’ down my cheek They are from pain and…

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The Brotherhood of Warriors

War is the lowest common denominator among civilized men. Again and again “Civilization’s” cup runs over with irony leaving man vulnerable to seduction by the Devil’s harlot. She makes her bed between man’s weakness and his ambition and will breed with either. This unholy alliance ultimately leads to the conception and birth of a bastard…

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Combat Eyes

It lurks behind their eyes, Where the soul used to live. Eyes, which have seen too much of war’s bad places. Where reality is too far Beyond human comprehension Beyond human reasoning Beyond human sanity. The nether world of death and carnage, Flash-burned and sealed in a fixed dimension of atrocities bordered by unspeakable horror…

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The Becoming of a Man

Those returning from war are changed, They are different; they are not the same. Anyone who has been to war, knows this as fact, Those who haven’t, can’t know. But it is irrelevant, not meaningful, To pick sides and fight about war experience, To defend and justify your life experience. Those veterans returning from war…

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What is a Veteran?

“We are not charities or people to be pitied. Nor are we comfortable being called heroes. We are simply men and women with something in common: We were unwilling to abdicate our responsibility when the country needed us We didn’t ask for a pinch hitter — we raised our hand and stepped up to the…

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Controlling the Beast

To survive war, we must become war. In the first stages of military training, the primordial self, that monster within each of us, must be brought to the surface, the predator must be let out of its cage. It is the very essence of that which civilization shuns and rejects, it is the savage part…

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