On Veteran’s Day, 2010, I want to thank:
My Uncle Gary, who served stateside as an Army doctor, and now serves his community as an MD.
Mike Frezza, my student, training partner, and friend. Mike is a former Marine, and now serves his community as a firefighter.
Doug Moon, US Army Old Guard Master Sergeant, now teaching ROTC to the next generation, and serving as a Boy Scout leader.
Navy Submarine veteran Jake McCracken, now a Scout Leader.
My former co-worker, and USMC Vet (Iraq), Nate Cunamay. A great guy, and proud papa!
My friends and former co-workers at the MCPD: Bryant Arrington (Ret. Navy SEAL), Marc Woolverton, Tim Wolfe, and others who have gone on to risk their lives as police officers.
My dad, who served his adopted country as a US Army chaplain. He proudly served in both the Vietnam and Cold Wars, and has set a great example for thousands who have known him.
Finally, all of the veterans of our military, past and present, who stand for two things greater than themselves, an idea: The United States of America and freedom!