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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.

November 18, 2012

God and the Soldier -- a JFK speech

President John F. Kennedy quoted a poem in remarks to members of the First Armored Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, November 26, 1962. They had been deployed during the Cuban crisis. JFK read the following poem and then added his own words. Here are his words:
Many years ago, according to the story, there was found in a sentry box in Gibraltar a poem which said:
God and the soldier, 
all men adore
In time of danger 
and not before
When the danger is passed 
and all things righted,
God is forgotten 
and the soldier slighted.
This country does not forget God or the soldier. Upon both we now depend. (Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1962, p. 840.)  

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