Call to Duty

This December marks the ninth anniversary of my being recalled to active duty out of my military retirement from the Marine Corps reserve. I was one of the thousands that would eventually be called out of retirement to assist our nation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Neither I nor my family hesitated to answer the call of duty. The duty required us to leave our homes and forward deploy to a combat zone to serve a greater good. For the thousands of Americans who paid the ultimate sacrifice and for their families, the sacrifice will be forever remembered and emblazoned in their hearts and minds. Many Americans are very kind to thank us for this service even though thanks are not required nor expected. Serving is our duty and our responsibility. Serving is our honor. Still others tell us that they support the service member but not the war. All of my fellow service members serve with the understanding that we have the responsibility to support and defend the Constitution of the United States...(Read Full Article)