This is what it feels like to send a son to war.


In a parking lot at Fort Hood, Texas, I stood with my family as we gathered to say farewell to my youngest son, a first lieutenant in the United States Army, as he prepared to deploy to an undisclosed location in the Middle East. Even though we were smiling with pride, our hearts were already breaking. I held it together for the send off, but I fell apart after we got back to the hotel.

A Daunting Task

Several weeks ago, I was asked to write a 350-750 word article for the CEO Magazine on leadership for entrepreneurs and CEOs. Having been a Marine for over thirty-five years, mentored by some of the Corps's legendary leaders, and having led some of America's finest young men and women, can you even begin to imagine containing myself to 750 words? Wow! Well, it took me several weeks, but I was able to get the article down to 829 words; I simply could not cut another word. I hope they accept it. Stay Tuned, and Semper Fi fellow writers. Jim,

We'll All Die As Marines: One Marine's Journey from Private to Colonel

Semper Fi! This is a true story of what it is like ot be a Marine.

We'll All Die As Marines: One Marine's Journey from Private to Colonel
by Jim Bathurst
Book Category: Memoir
Reviewed by: Richard Geschke

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1475956924

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Bathurst, Jim

No Surrender Soldier

What would you do if you were all alone in the jungle in 1972, and you ran into a Japanese soldier who's hidden there since World War II? What if you were a fifteen year old boy, and you had recently learned a Japanese soldier had raped your mother during the war?

No Surrender Soldier
by Christine Kohler
Book Category: Fiction Young Adult
Reviewed by: Bob Doerr

ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 1440565619

Author(s) Mentioned: 
Kohler, Christine