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  • If By Me Leaving, Means I Have Failed My Marines, Then I Have Always Been A Failure

    If By Me Leaving, Means I Have Failed My Marines, Then I Have Always Been A Failure

    ..."The moment I realized that it was time for me to get out was when I heard “Anchors Aweigh” leading into the “Marines’ Hymn” at my last Marine Corps Birthday Ball as an active-duty Marine. In the past, just as “Anchors Aweigh” transitioned into the “Marines’ Hymn” a chill would travel up my spine and I would stand taller; I felt like a...
  • Superheroes Never Sleep

    Superheroes Never Sleep

    It’s hard to stare at a blank screen, wondering if I should write something or just let the screen remain blank, clean, and innocent. An internal dialogue goes on in my head, “Should I write something? Should I just close this window and listen to more metal/rock music through my headphones?” A minor battle ensues, just for today in this lifetime war known...
  • What I, as a combat veteran, feel about the 13 KIA at the Kabul Airport

    What I, as a combat veteran, feel about the 13 KIA at the Kabul Airport

    First and foremost RIP to the Marines, Sailor and Solider of the Thursday August 26th 2021 Kabul bombing. What Do I Feel? When I see a picture of a service member killed in action I immediately feel it. It’s almost like an instant time travel back to one of the hundreds if not thousands of times I lifted my plate carrier (tactical vest...
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