hero

No Picture

I AM TIRED OF THE USE OF THE WORD HERO!

Every day I hear the misuse of the word hero. I hear the media talking about a celebrity or an athlete being a hero. I hear about reformed alcoholics or drug abusers being called heroes because they are now clean and sober. I hear about a celebrity being a hero for standing up for an injustice somewhere in the world. None of these circumstances or actions makes one a hero. A hero is not someone…


No Picture

HONORING ANOTHER AMERICAN HERO

Private First Class Austin Staggs of Weatherford, TX was killed on November 29, in the Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, along with 5 of his battle mates. Pfc. Staggs died of wounds suffered when an insurgent attacked their unit with small arms fire. Also killed in the attack were: Sgt. 1st Class Barry E. Jarvis, 36, of Tell City, Ind. Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Oakes, 29, of Athens, Ohio. Spc. Matthew W. Ramsey, 20, of Quartz Hill,…


No Picture

LAYING TO REST AN AMERICAN HERO – SGT. JASON MCCLUSKEY

On Saturday, November 13, 2010 I made the trip from DFW to McAlester, OK to attend the funeral of another fallen soldier, Army Sgt. Jason McCluskey. While I try to attend any local funeral I can, this one was a little further than normal but I felt it was important to be there since there were supposed to be “protestors” there to offend the family, town and get publicity. Everyone knows who these inbred nutbags…


BRINGING HOME AN AMERICAN HERO

Thursday, October 21, 2010 Today I had the honor of escorting an American hero home after being killed in action in Afghanistan. As part of the Patriot Guard Riders we met the Kalitta Air jet, carrying the body of Army Sgt. Carlos Benitez (Carrollton, Texas), at the DFW airport. After transfer of the casket to the hearse was complete, the DFW Airport Police and the Irving, Texas, Police Department escorted the hearse and family to…