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My Memorial Day

26May14

This man was killed in the Shpee Valley, Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, on August 7th 2009. I was on the mission where he was killed. I didn’t know him. I saw him during a rehearsal before an attack. The next time I saw him, the following morning, he was dead. Two other soldiers and I were […]


I was just sent this Memorial Day tribute video, made by the makers of The Hornet’s Nest. It is very well done, please take a look. Happy Memorial Day, guys.


This was published today on BreachBangClear.com. Guys, please go see this movie. ——————————————————————— At first glance, The Hornet’s Nest seems a straightforward documentary about American troops on a combat mission. Second glance, it’s the compelling human story of a war correspondent’s mission to reconnect with his semi-estranged adult son in, of all places, wartime Afghanistan. […]


I just wanted to drop a quick note and share this. A couple of weeks ago a soldier friend of mine went to a club and saw this guy. If you’re thinking, “That’s one badass Major Sergeant Major Special Forces Desert Storm veteran Physical Training Master,” you’re right! My friend, at right, asked the man […]


I wish people would stop assuming combat-related PTSD every time some veteran commits a violent crime. Veterans are representative of the country they serve; some are sterling citizens, some are rotten bags of snail crap. I personally am not aware of a single active shooter who had combat-related PTSD. Cho, the Virginia Tech murderer, never […]


This was published yesterday on BreachBangClear.com. ————————————– Folks, our nation is in the grip of a serious crisis. We’ve seen evidence of this crisis many times in the last few months. This isn’t something we can ignore. People are hurting, and we have to do something about it. The crisis? Military posers keep screwing up […]


This was published today on BreachBangClear. ————————————————– “When I came home from Iraq, my father asked me if I had been in combat. I answered, ‘Yeah, I was.’ But inside, I wasn’t really sure. Yes, I had been shot at. Sort of. My convoy escort team took sporadic small arms fire which never hit anything, […]


A few weeks back I wrote this essay for BreachBangClear. http://www.breachbangclear.com/site/10-blog/632-ptsd-fakers-and-frauds-and-wtaf.html In the essay, I discussed something that seems pretty obvious to me and a lot of other vets: many veterans are using fake PTSD claims to milk the system for a free monthly handout. That makes it harder for veterans with legitimate problems to […]


This is kinda cool. Brian P from TheNewRifleman.com, a blog for civilians interested in tactical shooting, asked me to write a post on the basics of tactical optics. So I wrote one, and he posted it today. If you’re at ground zero optics-wise and need a low-level overview, this post might be very helpful. Please […]


Doing something a little different today, guys. I’m just learning how this whole Search Engine Optimization thing works, and apparently I’ve been stealing views from the sites I write for by reposting my essay here. So I’m just going to put up the first paragraph of my most recent essay, and ask you to please […]



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