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I'm the author of four books: Warrior SOS, The Work of Death, Together Forever, and Leaders Wanted. I'm in the doc film Please Remove Your Shoes. I've blogged for The Washington Times, and I write for Guns.com. I've worked for the high-profile U.S.-led Roadmap to Mideast Peace in Israel and Palestine. I've also worked as a SWAT team leader, a Federal Air Marshal and a sole-source training instructor on a classified contract with a U.S. government customer. My master's degree is in Military Studies and terrorism. I'm a former noncommissioned and commissioned Army officer, with service in Iraq. I've been Scuba diving and skydiving; I have trained with members of the U.S. Olympic Ski Team, and I'm an FBI-trained crisis negotiator. My interests lie in helping others and in strengthening America through inspiring moral courage, government fiscal responsibility and accountability, and maintaining principles that have made--and will continue to make--the United States of America a blessed and prosperous country. I'm a father of six, a husband, and a police officer. I reside in Utah, and I'm a Mormon. See also https://jeffreydenning.wordpress.com.

August 2, 2012

August 16th -- National Airborne Day

August 16th is National Airborne Day. 
Within the Senate Resolution 527, the 112th Congress resolved that it
    (1) designates August 16, 2012, as ‘National Airborne Day’; and
    (2) calls on the people of the United States to observe National Airborne Day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
Interestingly, my friend's father jumped on D-day. He was shot while descending and was unconscious until a recovery team grabbed his lifeless body and threw him into the back of a large military truck collecting all the dead. As soon as my friend's dad hit inside the back of the truck, he awoke and screamed out in pain.
An avid photographer, my friend's dad had an old camera he jumped with, taking at least six pictures before he hit the ground. Those pictures, along with the jump wings he still carries in his wallet to this day, are avid reminders of his war experience.
After surgeries and recovering, he went back to jump in the pacific theater of operations as the battles and forays of World War Two still continued.
Today, this WWII Veteran, a widower, is confined to a wheel chair. Not long ago, due to his declining health, he had to have both legs amputated.
We thank him and men like him who have served in an airborne capacity.  
To read S Res 527, click here.

PS A reader sent us this link to NRA Life of Duty about a paratrooper. Thanks!

To read amazing interviews with warriors, check out Warrior SOS: Interviews, Insights and Inspiration, the book on Amazon.com. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00D3WO7VK

1 comment:

  1. This is a great tribute to paratroopers compliments of NRA Life of Duty http://www.nralifeofduty.tv/#/home/video/534.