“Can’t you hurry this up a bit? I hear they eat dinner in Hades at twelve sharp and I don’t aim to be late.”—Black Jack Ketchum, just before he was hanged at Clayton, New Mexico on April 26, 1901. (via gunsandposes)
Yes. That was definitely me. Driving my humvee in my Class A uniform, kevlar and all. That’s what happens when you have a class A inspection and other duties to accomplish with time constraints. On the bright side, I got everything I needed to get done today, done.
“Security is most definitely a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”—Helen Keller
"What happens when you quit? You get to live. But what happens to those with the warrior spirit inside them, who keep going and never quit? They might die, but it’s a good death. They will be remembered."
Usually when our 1SG gets philosophical we all zone out, but this one during our PT run this morning everyone actually listened to.
“It is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears.We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea—whether it is to sail or to watch it—we are going back from whence we came.” - John F. Kennedy”—Rank & File: