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Fear cloaked in Courage

Anyone in the military who has served in war has been scared…to say not would be a lie. It is the training, your fellow soldiers and thoughts of family that give you the courage to fight. β€œWar is fear cloaked in courage.” – General Willia ...

Odysseus in America: Combat Trauma and the Trials

I was extremely fortunate to have collaborated with Dr. Jonathan Shay on a program called Restoring Community in the Workplace; which aimed to help our veterans find gainful employment as they transitioned from the military. While the endeavor did no ...

KIA and WIA Results of the Iraq War

Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and combat against insurgents took a toll on the men and women who served in the military during the war in Iraq. As of June 29, 2016, according to the U.S. Department of Defense there were 4,424 total deaths (inclu ...

Spec Ops Hyperlayer for Outdoor Adventures

In the military and in particular Special Operations the North Face Hyperlayer shirts were preferred “downrange” during deployments.Ever been deployed or on a trip in civilian clothes and you are just hot? I mean like really hot and sweat ...

The Intellectual Devotional American History

The Intellectual Devotional American History by David Kidder and Noah Oppenheim The 365 entries on American history is designed to be read one each day and covers such topics as the Spanish-American War, Great Depression and profiles on Abraham Linco ...

Two Lives

TWO LIVES Two Lives is a well written biography by Vikram Seth, of his uncle Shanti, a soldier who experiences a combination of love and war. Shanti was born in India, ventures to Germany to study dentistry, where his life crosses with a young, beaut ...

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