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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 www.WarriorSOS.com.

June 20, 2014

War

Tom Spooner, whom I interviewed here on my blog, also has a blog. I got this quote from his blog. Thanks, Tom.

War is always and will ever be obscene. …  While war is obscene, those who charge the machine guns, who bleed, who go down to the aid stations and who are put in body bags are not obscene, their sacrifices have no measure—theirs has a purity where mankind shines and is beyond corruption.  I am not blasphemous when I say that in the brutality and evil of war soldiers who have offered themselves up so that their buddies may life, have in them the likeness and image of God.  And damn those who debunk courage, valor, fidelity, love of country, love of home, family, hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow.  Our soldiers give up much—that others may live, not only in freedom but even luxury.  They deserve our great, great gratitude and affection because they are willing to serve.  They are some of God’s noblest people.


—General Dick Cavazos, United States Army