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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.

January 7, 2012

Bring Him Home - Les Miserables

Jon Schmidt and Steven Sharp Nelson on Cello play a heartfelt and well-known song, which they "Dedicated to families who sacrifice to preserve freedom."

While this song is purely instrumental, the lyrics are written below along with another embedded version with words.

ValJean prays for the sleeping Marius:

God on high
Hear my prayer
In my need
You have always been there

He is young
He's afraid
Let him rest
Heaven blessed.
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

He's like the son I might have known
If God had granted me a son.
The summers die
One by one
How soon they fly
On and on
And I am old
And will be gone.

Bring him peace
Bring him joy
He is young
He is only a boy

You can take
You can give
Let him be
Let him live
If I die, let me die
Let him live
Bring him home
Bring him home
Bring him home.

Start at 0:49 seconds:

January 5, 2012

Delta Force Commander Dalton Fury Interview

Former unit members busting caps in LA with Forest Gump. L to R: Dalton Fury, Tom Hanks, Pete Blaber, and Sean Walker. (Photo courtesy of Dalton Fury)

Dalton Fury is the nom de guerre for retired Delta Force commander and NYTimes best-selling author of Kill Bin Laden: A Delta Force Commander's Account of the Hunt for the World's Most Wanted Man. His second book, Black Site: A Delta Force Novel, will be released Jan 31, 2012 and can be pre-purchased online. Among multiple accomplishments, he was also the military advisor for the just-released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

Recently I had the extreme privilege of interviewing Mr. Fury on his career as a writer and military operator. Here is a transcript of that interview.

Jeffrey Denning: When you were in Delta Force, were any of your friends and neighbors aware of what you did for a living? If not, how difficult was it to live, in essence, a double life? And while you’re at home, do your neighbors know what you do for a living, or do they just assume you’re in one of the SF Groups at Bragg?

Dalton Fury:

Read the full interview here: http://www.guns.com/gunscom-interviews-delta-force-commander-dalton-fury.html

Buy Black Site: A Delta Force Novel today!

See the rest of my Guns.com tactical articles here: http://www.guns.com/user/jd.html

Thanks to Dalton Fury, who wrote the foreword of my book Warrior SOS. Check it out below!

To read other amazing interviews, check out Warrior SOS, the book on Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Warrior-SOS-Military-Veterans-Emotional/dp/1462117341/

For Warrior SOS book endorsements from Glenn Beck, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and others, check out the author's link: http://www.jeffrey-denning.com/books/warrior-sos/ 

Warrior Saves Three Children Trapped in Icy Waters

Sometimes warriors get nothing but headaches and heartaches. The warrior's bane is often thankless and unsung. But something unique occurred on New Year's Eve in northern Utah when, by divine coincidence, Chris Willden, a former police officer-turned security contractor overseas, just happened to be in the right spot at the right time to offer his skills. Mr. Willden is from Ogden, Utah where, sadly, last night a police officer on a multi-agency narcotics strike force was shot and killed along with six other officers.

Several important things come out of the televised interview as I see it. First, it wasn't by chance that this warrior was in a position to help rescue and save lives. I believe a Higher Power was involved. Not only was Willden there, but also another passerby who was trained, skilled and confident in administering CPR, which also saved lives. Secondly, as his father points out, Chris is a lot like the prepared warriors I know: he doesn't leave the house without these three essential warrior tools: a gun, a knife and a flashlight. And, finally, thanks to sound laws and law makers in Utah, this good citizen and all other honorable citizens in Utah and around the nation, can carry a concealed firearm to protect themselves and others.

Thankfully, this warrior had experienced enough stressful situations that he knew how to react appropriately when a terrible emergency occurred.