About Me

My photo
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.

February 20, 2012

Memorial Service announcement for Iraqi war veteran, Dr. John Cloninger

John Cloninger passed away the morning of Feb 20, 2012. He leaves behind six young children and a supportive, loving and devoted wife - the mother of his children. Funeral arrangements with full military honors, at his request, will take place in Morgan, Utah on Saturday, Feb 25th.

John gave a talk in church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - after he received a remarkable recovery following brain surgery. He titled it Hardships. We highly recommend it.

The Lord needed his hands and his mind to work well and function with full capacity for a while following that surgery. Surely there were those who needed the skills and the blessing he alone could provide. Certainly, his wife and children needed him.

Through the will of Him who knows all things and who sees all things before Him, John Cloninger was not meant to survive. Several days after turning 42 years old, he went back home to that God who gave him life. He will be sorely missed.

Don't forget to read his talk on Hardships.

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