Since Oct 6, 2004
17 years DoD service, one tour in Bosnia,one tour in Iraq, three tours in AF, four tours GTMO, etc., etc.
Three daughters, two sons, 37th anniversary, married a farm girl from ND who got expert her first range in the Army.
Currently getting Master of Divinity degree to return to a small Baptist Church in the slums of Freetown, Sierra Leone and serve as Pastor.
My children are not a “punishment” but the reason I get up and do my thing every day. I will never see my girls wrapped in a Burqa or my boys wrapped in a “vest” while air is still whistling through my lungs.