From my friend Colonel Pete, retired F16 pilot, Desert Storm hero, Thunderbird lead soloist. Very moving, I thought you would appreciate
Korea, Christmas, 1950.When asked by the photographer what he wanted for Christmas, this US Marine, holding a frozen can of beans, replied, “Give me tomorrow.”Six years earlier, General Patton wished his Soldiers a Merry Christmas & entreated God in this written prayer to deliver victory in the frozen hell of Bastogne…
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“I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. "You don't have to tell me," I said. "I'm off the team, aren't I?" "Well," said Coach, "you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times." It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I