A Few Essays I’ve Written Recently

27Nov16

I’ve been busy as hell working, spending time with family and writing for Breach Bang Clear lately, and haven’t been able to spend much time on my blog. Since I’ve been such a lazy slug here, I thought I’d share some essays I’ve recently written for BB&C, plus one media story I contributed to.

This one is about a new line of accessories for the Glock 43, my new favorite pistol:

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http://www.breachbangclear.com/vickers-glock-43-accessories-from-tango-down/

This is my advice to prospective police applicants, especially veterans thinking of becoming cops:

“Thinking of Becoming a Cop? Please, For the Love of God, Read This First”

http://www.breachbangclear.com/thinking-of-becoming-a-cop-please-for-the-love-of-god-read-this/

This essay is about “auditory exclusion”, and how it may have contributed to the September Tulsa PD shooting, when Officer Betty Shelby killed an unarmed suspect who was high on PCP.

“The Reality of Auditory Exclusion”

http://www.breachbangclear.com/the-reality-of-auditory-exclusion/

This one is from before the election, about my utter disgust with both major candidates and what I’ll teach my sons about America.

“Raising Sons After the Apocalypse”

http://www.breachbangclear.com/raising-sons-apocalypse/

The next three were part of Breach Bang Clear’s “Tank Week”, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the tank’s appearance in combat.

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“Syrian Lessons on Tank Warfare”

http://www.breachbangclear.com/syrian-lessons-on-tank-warfare/

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“The Tanker’s Reputation, Born in World War I”

http://www.breachbangclear.com/the-tankers-reputation-born-in-world-war-i/

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“RKG-3, The Russkie Anti-Tank Hammer”

http://www.breachbangclear.com/wtw-russkie-rkg-3-anti-tank-hammer/

I was also recently interviewed for a story about PTSD fraud. I thought the story turned out pretty well, except that the reporter for some reason thought my job in Iraq was to recover explosives. In Afghanistan one thing my HUMINT team did was gather intel for recovery of explosives, and I went on a couple recoveries myself, but in Iraq I was on a convoy escort team. The LAST thing I wanted to do in Iraq was meet any kind of explosive.

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“Doctors Say VA’s Streamlined Claims Process Facilitating Fraudulent PTSD Claims”

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/local/doctors-say-vas-streamlined-claims-process-facilitating-fraudulent-ptsd-claims

On a side note, this is why I’m so outspoken about PTSD fraud. This douche Brandon Blackstone not only lied about being wounded and having a TBI in order to scam the VA and get free vacations (and a free house!), he also claimed to have saved the life of a real Marine who was badly wounded and later committed suicide. In reality Blackstone spent one month in Iraq, was sent home for appendicitis, and wasn’t in the wounded Marine’s vehicle like he said. But even after admitting he made up the Purple Heart and TBI stories, he’s STILL claiming PTSD.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Arlington-Man-Admits-Lying-About-Combat-Injuries-in-Iraq-402546655.html

Hope a few readers out there enjoy these essays, and I hope to have more time to devote to the blog soon. Cheers, guys.

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Chris Hernandez is a 22 year police officer, former Marine and recently retired National Guard soldier with over 25 years of military service. He is a combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan and also served 18 months as a United Nations police officer in Kosovo. He writes for BreachBangClear.com and Iron Mike magazine and has published three military fiction novels, Proof of Our ResolveLine in the Valley and Safe From the War through Tactical16 Publishing. He can be reached at chris_hernandez_author@yahoo.com or on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ProofofOurResolve).

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One Response to “A Few Essays I’ve Written Recently”

  1. 1 Eric

    Your article on the RKG anti-tank grenades is particularly interesting to me as my patrol was attacked with one in Ad-Duluiyah Iraq in January 2005. The attackers delayed the lead vehicle with a lowered powerline and then an insurgent threw one over a courtyard wall but it detonated between humvees. Thrower escaped down alleyways in the city. We later looked at the hole left in the asphalt from the shaped charge and it was a perfect 1 inch jet hole that went extremely deep in the ground. We lucked out with a bad throw.


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