Memorial Day: Two Vets and a Gold Star Mom
The Story of Welcome Home Brother
I can only conclude that a miracle prevented me from going to Vietnam. It was 1969, and I was in the U.S. Army stationed at Ft. Bragg, NC. Upon returning from my home in Maryland after a two-week leave, I learned that my entire battalion had orders for Nam. There were two exceptions: myself and another soldier. God had a different plan for me.
A few years ago, I wanted to record a musical tribute honoring Vietnam vets. I asked Navy Vietnam vet Gerry Millholen to participate. In the recording studio, Gerry began sharing the pain and suffering he and his fellow vets (brothers) endured upon returning home after serving in Vietnam. False allegations against our troops touted by John Kerry were particularly painful.
Gerry also lamented that, unique to Vietnam vets, no one welcomed them home. He said, “So, we greet each other with Welcome home, brother." My music producer and I were so blown away that we decided to record Gerry telling his compelling tale and add music. My tribute honoring Vietnam vets is titled “Welcome Home Brother,” featuring Gerry Millholen.
She Vowed to Bless Our Troops and Their Families.
Debbie Lee knew that the black car in front of her home was not a good thing. Her worst fears were realized. Her heroic decorated son, Marc Alan Lee, was the first U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Iraq. Experiencing firsthand the extreme price our troops and their families pay preserving our freedom, this Gold Star Mom birthed America's Mighty Warriors. Debbie thanks our troops in numerous ways and provides aid and comfort to military families.
Here is an update I received from Debbie. “God is doing amazing things with AMW. We have tripled those that we have helped this past year and are now paying for HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy) for our troops with TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and seeing amazing healing. I'm sure we could triple again next year as there is so much need. I'm excited to see what God will continue to do.”
I first met Debbie Lee years ago, when we were both touring on Tea Party Express. I was so impressed by Debbie and her mission that I organized conservative musicians to come together to do a fundraiser for her non-profit, America's Mighty Warriors.
Remarkably, singers and musicians from across America showed up in Florida for the recording session. We recorded a song ("We Are The World"-style) titled “Taking Back America."
All of the artists came to Florida on their own dime, and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the CD and video package goes to Debbie Lee. The package includes 44 songs of varying genres donated by the participating recording artists.
Please help Debbie Lee help our military by purchasing your copy of “Tea Are The World.”
Please Do Not Allow Our Vet Imprisoned in Mexico to Fall Off America's Radar.
U.S. Marine combat vet Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi made a wrong turn into Mexico with legal weapons in his trunk. Tahmooressi has been living the nightmare of trying to stay alive in a brutal Mexican prison since March 31. God bless Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) for trying to bring national attention to the case. Hunter wrote a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry on Tahmooressi's behalf. Kerry is as ineffective as Michelle Obama's “#BringBackOurGirls.” Two hundred and fifty of the Nigerian schoolgirls remain held hostage by their Muslim kidnappers, and Tahmooressi continues to fight to survive in a Mexican hell-hole.
Former congressman Allen West describes the Obama administration’s response to our jailed Marine's plight as “very embarrassing.”
This situation is outrageous! For crying out loud, we are the United States of America. Let our veteran go! NOW!
Have a blessed Memorial Day.