Veni vidi  vici

This blog is dedicated to the men and women–past and present–that defend our freedom and keep our shores safe. Thank you for your brave service, sacrifice and love for our country.

I do not use this site as a  political platform nor do  I have  an ulterior agenda; other than to ensure our brothers and sisters-in-arms receive the help and support they deserve because of their selfless service to answer the call to arms. They are that 1% and it is our duty as Americans to ensure their health and posterity. Their  struggles, sacrifice  and triumphs are kept alive and understood by telling their stories; the desire that started this blog.  

Through understanding their service and the horrors of war they committed themselves to on our behalf, we can bridge this cultural gap and truly ensure we leave no war fighter behind on the battlefield in the mind.

The weight they carry
The weight they carry

Never forget: we walk on hell,
gazing at flowers.

Kobayashi Issa

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Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt. ― Sun Tzu, The Art of War


From the windows, walking by
Cities fall, and children die.
Through the windows, through the eyes
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
Past the broken welcome sign
Soldiers march the streets to die.
Locked inside a final fight
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
Broken hope, believing lies
In the land where senses die.
Praying, walking through the night
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
Raining fire from the sky
Time is marching, passing by.
The empty, soulless children’s eyes
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
Hope rises, hope declines
None the power of divine.
Beneath the empty, blackened sky
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.
In my heart, they will be mine
Soldiers marching, line by line.
As cities fall and children die
Soldiers march, and soldiers cry.

Summer Sandercox

Peace ☮
Peace ☮

The High Ground
The High Ground


Allegiance to America

~No pop stars, just the Star Spangled Banner, the cadets, and the US Army Herald Trumpet Corps.~



Image: Getting down and dirty. Sergeant Daniel Kahn, a FORCE RECON Marine with 1st platoon, 4th Force Reconnaissance Company, scouts out the beachfront during hydrographic reconnaissance training at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows in Waimanalo, Hawaii.


Because of you

Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees. ~General Stonewall Jackson’s last words


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.  Abraham Lincoln

Patrol in Afghan

A Soldier’s Cry

Jagged heart
Souls plead
Voices cry
No time to bleed

Whispers linger
In the night
Death all around
Horrible sight

Face to face
You’re just like me
Sad to think
War has to be

Killing fields
Battle sweeps
End is near
Soldier’s weep ~K. Fitzgerald

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

9 Soldiers in a Row
9 Soldiers in a Row

now you see me now you dont /

Old Glory

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41 thoughts on “Mission

  1. Thank you very much for your encouragement. I agree with you on all points. I may not support the wars, but I’ll always support those who answer the battle cry. The lone Marine; it shows the raw emotion associated with the true meaning of this weekend. Thanks again for visiting my blog.

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  2. This is an amazing thing you are doing here in this blog. While there are wars that should never be fought it is so important we should remember and take care of those who answered the call to serve. ‘The Lone Marine’ I had never heard of but his actions moved me and it is evident he holds his comrades in respect just as those passing hold him so. May all veterans get the support and help they need.


  3. Thank you very much. Approval from service members gives me the motivation to move forward. I’m determined to keep telling your stories, lest we forget.
    My grandfather was a Marine; Gunnery Sgt. He saw both WWII (Pacific) and Korean theaters. Purple Heart recipient.
    Semper Fi.


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