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I was given a most amazing opportunity last month and the timing of the opportunity could not have been more perfect! I was offered the chance to give the keynote address at the Peoria County Memorial Day Observance on Monday, … Continue reading
How One Soldier\’s Strategy Turned Tide in Iraq — 20111215 CBS News It’s been a long time since I went back here, five years ago. I felt like I had to do so. I’d like to thank CBS News for … Continue reading
Rest in peace, Andrew. And great job thinking of this!
It’s been just over a year since I learned that I lost one of my buddies in the Iraq War. What really makes me happy to know is that Capt Travis Patriquin’s legendary slide show and his efforts at … Continue reading
There’s a good note and a bad note to the Heroes’ Run that Mr Patriquin tried to set up for 28 July. The bad news was that the run in Lockport, IL was cancelled. The good news was … Continue reading
I just got an e-mail from a friend at my last assignment. Ray Barracks is officially closed (the Ready First Combat Team’s website doesn’t even seem to exist anymore). Here’s the scoop from Stars & Stripes. And another. Here’s … Continue reading
Here is a link to a YouTube site that ‘Animated’ Travis Patriquin’s PowerPoint show.
Mr Gary Patriquin contacted me earlier this week! He’s planning a Heroes’ Run on 28 Jul in Lockport, IL to benefit the Travis Patriquin Family Memorial Trust Fund and to the Children of the Fallen Soldier Relief Fund. Please click here … Continue reading
The Ready First Combat Team is back in Friedberg. I wish I’d known Chely Wright was going to sing for them! That certainly would’ve taken the sting out of a 13-month deployment for me! Aside from Christina visiting … Continue reading
The Ready First Combat Team has transferred authority for the fight in Ramadi to the 1st Brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division. Welcome home, soldiers! Thanks for a job well done!