Such an amazing night tonight signing books, tasting some amazing beer from Long Tab Brewing Company (@longtabbrewing). Drinking coffee with Black Rifle Coffee Company (@blackriflecoffee), and checking out some workout supplements from Alpha Elite Performance (@alphaeliteperformance), all veteran ran organizations gathered together for an amazing cause. I want to send a special thank you to the @greenberetfoundation for setting all this up, opening your doors and heart for this amazing opportunity! I can’t wait to work with you all in the future! @bald_bros.inc thank you for the shirt and swag!!!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Stripes last night to get a book signed and help support the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Right now we have over $600 in donations to the Fisher House with more on the way. It was amazing meeting new friends and seeing my SF brothers come out to support me and my book. Very special thanks to Rob and his Stripes team for hosting Dawn and me giving us an amazing location to get my story out there. Rob is the definition of a military supporter and he lives these values day in and out. I also really want to thank The Fisher House and their extraordinary efforts in providing comfort to families during times of crisis. The Fisher House in San Antonio was the reason that my family was able to be there and live there to support me throughout my injury. The fisher house typically has their facilities located right near the military hospitals so when the service member is either ill or injured their loved ones can be right nearby to support them and not have to worry about hotel costs. They allowed the family to be able to fully focus on their loved ones and not worry about where they are going to stay. I cannot even imagine my family having to worry about housing while I was in the hospital and recovery. Lotsa love to our Military town @Stripes Pub & Grill
My wife Dawn and I have been together for 12 years and every day I am still amazed by her. We have been through a lot with my injuries when I stepped on an IED, many military deployments, and all the uncertainty that comes with deploying to combat, retirement from the Army, contracting overseas, and now running around the US with my book Tip of the Spear. I am blessed to have such a strong, independent woman by my side who is also my best friend. Can’t wait to see what the next 12 years hold!
Brothers created in combat are ironclad, a friendship that will span the test of time through many ups and downs because nothing can break a relationship forged in combat. The stresses, fear, excitement, and grief you share as a family in combat is something impossible to recreate anywhere else and will span the tests of time. You lean on your brothers during the bad, lifting them up when they are down, and celebrate the good times. No one should ever have to feel that they are all alone with no one there to listen or help. Veteran suicide is a tragedy and needs to stop. We as veterans need to reach out and check on each other the same way we would in combat.
My book, Tip of the Spear is starting to catch some steam and the word is spreading. I’m excited to see where things go from here.
Made it 42 years on this great planet. Last year I wrote a book, deployed to Afghanistan, and lived a healthy life. Can’t wait to see what 42 brings!
Although guarded by T-Walls, HESOCs barriers, and C-Wire, it is hard to beat the beauty and peacefulness of an Afghan sunset. It’s times like these that one can almost forget about the war.
My new book was published July 7th, but I was unable to actually hold it until now. Taking advantage of having my book to capture this picture.
With COVID-19 and all the tension in our country today, crack open a good book and lose yourself.
After a long process, my book Tip of the Spear is finally available.