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Military June 12, 2020

Military.com: Lawmakers Move Once Again to Rescue A-10 Warthog from Retirement; African American Vietnam Vets Deliver a Powerful Message in Spike Lee’s ‘Da 5 Bloods’ and more ->
 
 
 
 

Task & Purpose: Meet the former soldier who gave National Guardsmen in DC an impromptu phalanx lesson in this viral video and more ->
 
 
 
 

DOD: By Master Sgt. Matt Hecht | New Jersey National Guard: NJNG women talk about the meaning of Women Veterans Day
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Chuck Clark
“Don’t go stupid places, with stupid people at stupid times”…boy, is that getting to be a difficult task nowadays.
 
Osvaldo Hurtado
I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.
Frank Lloyd Wright
 
 
 
 
NSFW

Quick note- the video portion starts at 5 minutes in. I apologize for the technical issues.

This episode is especially meaningful for me. 11 September is a hard day for our country, but is compounded by the loss of Glen and Ty at Benghazi on the same date as well as Jason Freiwald on the 12th in ‘08. I wanted to bring our first Gold star parent and female guest to help rationalize loss on this painful anniversary. Debbie Lee, the mother of Marc Lee who was the first Navy SEAL killed in action in Iraq joins me in a very touching and emotional tribute to her sons sacrifice and what it means to this nation. We discuss her and her sons childhood, the nature of the mission that took her sons life, her subsequent trips to the area it happened in and how she has ultimately turned her grief into helping scores of veterans and their families with her amazing charity “America’s Mighty Warriors”
 
 
 
 
NSFW Excellent and well worth listening to.

Traditionally these episodes are dedicated to multi-topic Q and A, today will be slightly different.

The most regrettable moments of my life revolve around the times I have not taken action when I should have, when I have not said something that I should have, when I tolerated what I know to be wrong.

I am as flawed as the next man. The list of my mistakes is long and distinguished. I will stand in judgement of my actions, all of them.

What I discuss on this episode needs to have been said long ago, many times, by far too many people. I was part of the problem, I should have been part of the solution.

Question 1: CrossFit