Category: Personal Heroes

Here are people who deserve some positive recognition. With all the negativity these days, it’s about time we acknowledge that the vast majority of people are good, and some are even extraordinarily selfless or helpful. You may have heard of some. Others are listed by first name (or a psuedonym) only; they know who they are.

“Is George home yet?” It was our friend Ronnie, who was married to one of my fellow agents. It was mid morning. I had gone to work at ten the previous evening, and had not yet come back. But that …

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The Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) of my old station had two admin assistants, both named Melissa. To avoid confusion, we got in the habit of referring to one as “Melissa Green Eyes,” and the other as “Melissa Brown Eyes.” …

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One of the most profound turning points in my education as a rifleman occurred with an Enfield Jungle Carbine, under the tutelage of a Marine I’ll call Ray. Ray is one of my oldest and closest friends. We’d been team …

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