Monthly Archive: December 2015

Dec 30

Why you should hire a combat veteran

Even giants like McDonald’s need combat veterans on staff, I realized that yesterday. Before I even begin to recount this story, I want to start by saying this is in no way a bad review of McDonald’s, I fed my tribe of 5 for $21, I’m not going to complain about that.  I did, however, …

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Dec 29

Don’t be an absent Father

Sometimes being a father can be disgusting.  The following story is not for the faint of heart… Afghanistan 2005 During the first Afghan elections, someone had gotten upset that a local Mullah was supporting the elections and placed a bomb under his chair.  When he sat down during the full service, the bomb exploded, killing …

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Dec 27

Merry Christmas from the Taliban

Christmas Firefight… Although I’ve told this story many times, there is an element of it that I’ve kept to myself because I didn’t think it was socially acceptable, but recently i’ve seen enough papers, articles, and posts to realize that I’m not the only one that has felt this, and so, for the first time …

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Dec 17

Veteran Profile: Ed Jasper

In this first installment of Veteran Profiles, listen to Ed talk about his 20 years with the Army and more than 14 years with John Deere. Military Experience United States Army – 1981 – 2001 – (MOS 67N/67T/67Z) In the early years, I was a UH-1H (Huey) Crew Chief, Section Sergeant, Instructor, and Quality Control …

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