D-Day

“Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about…

You Are Worth It

It is hard to comprehend that I am, finally, able to create this post. I am grateful, humbled, and excited to announce my book, YOU ARE WORTH IT. Last January, I approached Don Yaeger and Tiffany Brooks with eight of what I thought were good “chapter ideas.” Since our first initial meeting and in the fifteen months since we have…

Video from Afghanistan

I found this going through an old hard drive yesterday. I have no idea how I missed it all of these years but I am so thankful I found it, along with five other videos I had never seen. Even now, nine years later, I have a hard time comprehending the journeys, hardships and complexities of life but I am…

Ten Years Later

I attended a graduation at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. One of only two places in the world that makes Marines. After arriving, I realized that 10 years ago to the day I arrived here for bootcamp. So on my way off base I stopped by the barracks where I used to get destroyed to say hey to the…

Family

I am always humbled and always honored to be able to spend time with Marines. It is a blessing to have such a big family and I am thankful for all of the love and support you continually show me. I had the privilege to address the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon. I would attempt to tell you about them…

The Honor is all Mine

As an American and as a junior Marine, I am truly honored to have had the opportunity to speak at Secretary of Defense James Mattis’s appreciation dinner before his departure as secretary. Thank you to former Secretary of Defense (and Senator) William Cohen, Mr. Bob Tyrer and The Cohen Group for my invitation and for allowing me this privilege. To…

September 11th

As my alarm went off this morning I woke with the same unsettling feeling as I do every September 11th. Getting out of bed took a little longer than usual as I reckoned with the internal struggle of enveloping myself into a full day of heart wrenching news and social media coverage for the anniversary of a day…..a few hours…

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