Tuesday, November 11, 2008

courage definitely above and beyond

first, i hope all you veterans had a good veterans' day. i've never been in the service, but i appreciate everything you've done.

i know a man in his early 40s, a little overweight and 5 feet 4 inches tall. he has done two -- yes, two -- tours of duty in iraq as a member of the army reserves.

second, i want to mention army major general david blacklidge, who showed courage definitely above and beyond the call of duty. please click here for the story.

this is one thing that military men -- hell, a lot of men -- won't admit, because it goes against their sense of machismo. that is to their detriment. at least blackledge didn't do it and i thank him for that.

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