- Jeffrey Denning (WarriorSOS.com)
- 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 www.WarriorSOS.com.
November 1, 2012
Parents of deceased Tier I Navy Seal speak out
Billy and Karen Vaughn lost their son, Aaron, a SEAL on the most elite unit (DevGru, a.k.a. SEAL Team 6), on August 6, 2011.
Their website is: www.ForOurSon.us
The title of this online show and Mrs. Vaughn's words reminded me of another man whom I was introduced to years ago, John Bernard. He lost his son in combat. http://letthemfight.blogspot.com
I wrote about him and the media coverage showing his bloodied son here: http://jeffreydenning.blogspot.com/2009/11/media-in-war-photo-of-dead-marine.html
It's not so much about the political ramifications of this message, although there certainly is hesitation to use force in war which proves dangerous to our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines, but I include this video link because of the heartbreak of both father and mother losing their son.
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