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Special Ops Veterans Become Guardians of the Sea
The Epoch Times ^ | June 8, 2017 | Charlotte Cuthbertson

Posted on 06/11/2017 12:29:11 PM PDT by Epoch Times

A human with a purpose is a beautiful thing. A group of highly trained combat veterans with a mission is truly astounding.

Enter Force Blue, a nonprofit that brings together ex-Marines and special operations veterans to help save the oceans from environmental destruction.

“Basically what we’re doing is we’re taking men and women trained to destroy stuff underwater and re-teaching them instead how to preserve it, and through the process, perhaps restore themselves as well,” said co-founder and executive director Jim Ritterhoff, in a video.

The idea for Force Blue grew out of a dive trip that Ritterhoff and former reconnaissance marine Rudy Reyes took to the Cayman Islands in summer 2015 to meet up with their friend Keith Sahm, general manager of local dive resort, Sunset House.

(Excerpt) Read more at theepochtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: environmental; marines; oceans; veterans

1 posted on 06/11/2017 12:29:11 PM PDT by Epoch Times
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To: Epoch Times

Interesting article history.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:epochtimes/index?tab=articles

How much money do you make using FR as a free advertising tool?

What do you do with the money?


2 posted on 06/11/2017 12:50:19 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Epoch Times
Powerful story here with Real-Life application for "hands-in-the-water" work for Our Veterans with PTSD.

Any project that can give a strong purpose to the men and women left behind from the "Global War on Terror" and the U.S. Dept of Defense that is not able to help evey PTSD suffering soul....

....may Force Blue be another system of healing and meaning that brings back True Beauty to this earth and their hearts and minds.

And Bless Your Heart right there, humblegunner.

3 posted on 06/11/2017 1:25:12 PM PDT by ExcursionGuy84
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To: Epoch Times

n00b, you will, apparently, not even see this comment, as you are a hit-and-run poster. But I will leave it anyway:

Blog pimping is frowned upon here.


4 posted on 06/11/2017 2:19:49 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Vacate the chair! Ryan must go.)
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