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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.

July 4, 2012

Official Obituary for Dale McIntosh

On this July 4th, as we celebrate Independence Day -- and when many veterans have mixed feelings about the sounds and the blast effects of large fireworks or the rat-a-tat-tat of packages full of firecrackers -- I thought of my friend, Dale McIntosh. How appropriate that today his brother would choose to release the official obituary in the newspaper, again as it were. Like so many warriors who suffer the hidden scars of battle, Dale was no exception. Dale was a true patriot, an unflinching operator who loved his country and who cherished freedom more than life. He was loved by many and will be missed.

Dale Riley McIntosh aka "Chewy" 4/23/1976 ~ 2/26/2012
Dale passed away at his home in Harlingen, Texas. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad, Tony and Jual, his brother Blake and sister-in-law, Kimberly. Dale is survived by his three brothers, Tony, Keith, and Robert McIntosh and their families. Dale grew up with a love and passion for his family, friends, and his country. He was a high achiever and excelled to the top of his class in his endeavors. He was an Eagle Scout and after high school he joined the Special Forces National Guard Unit. In 1998 Dale Joined the Active Duty Marines. He graduated basic training with honors and in the top two of his class. Through hard training he became a certified Force Recon Marine, a Combat Diver, Marine Sniper, and quickly rose to the rank of Sergeant. After his service in the marines ended, Dale joined a Private Contract Company hired by the US to protect dignitaries overseas and in Afghanistan. Dale served many years in the protective service until the later part of 2011. He served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Africa, and many other third world countries. Dale graduated magna cum-laude from Westminster College in Business in 2007. He also attended Thunderbird School of Global Management for his MBA in International Management. As many of our service men and women, and those civilians who put their lives on the line in combat zones, Dale had experienced the horrors of war many times over. Although you never would have known it by his fun loving personality back home, it had its toll on him. Dale, may your Heavenly Father welcome you into his loving arms, and you receive the comfort and peace you were longing for here on this earth. Until we meet,.. we love you bro. Memorial Services [previously] held Saturday, March 24, 2012. 

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