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Pain

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Pain is weakness leaving the body.   Chesty Puller

Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller (June 26, 1898 – October 11, 1971) was a United States Marine Corps lieutenant general who fought guerrillas in Haiti and Nicaragua and, as a senior officer, served with distinction in World War II and the Korean War.  Puller is the most decorated Marine in American history. He is one of two United States servicemen to be awarded five Navy Crosses and one Army Distinguished Service Cross. Puller’s six crosses are next in number to the eight times Eddie Rickenbacker received the nation’s second-highest military award for valor.  Puller retired from the Marine Corps in 1955, after 37 years of service. He lived in Virginia and died in 1971, at age 73.

Heard this many times, but never knew who said it.  Now I know.  

Marines to run in memory of Lt. Gen. Lewis B. 'Chesty ...

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Music

I don’t make a particular distinction between ‘high art’ and ‘low art.’ Music is there for everybody. It’s a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it.   John Williams

 

John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular, recognizable, and critically acclaimed film scores in cinematic history, including those of the Star Wars seriesJawsClose Encounters of the Third KindSupermanE.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the Indiana Jones series, the first two Home Alone filmsHook, the first two Jurassic Park filmsSchindler’s List, and the first three Harry Potter films.[1] Williams has been associated with director Steven Spielberg since 1974, composing music for all but three of his feature films.[2] Other works by Williams include theme music for the 1984 Summer OlympicGames, NBC Sunday Night Football, “The Mission” theme used by NBC News and Seven News in Australia, the television series Lost in Space and Land of the Giants, and the incidental music for the first season of Gilligan’s Island.[3] Williams has also composed numerous classical concertos and other works for orchestral ensembles and solo instruments. From 1980 to 1993 he served as the Boston Pops‘s principal conductor, and is currently the orchestra’s laureate conductor.

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Art

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A man’s work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened.   Albert Camus

Albert Camus (; 7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist. His views contributed to the rise of the philosophy known as absurdism. He wrote in his essay The Rebel that his whole life was devoted to opposing the philosophy of nihilism while still delving deeply into individual freedom. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature at the age of 44 in 1957, the second youngest recipient in history.

 

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Fan

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I’m still a ‘Star Trek’ fan. You never stop being one.   Mila Kunis

Milena Markovna “Mila” Kunis (born August 14, 1983) is an American actress. In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from Soviet Ukraine to the United States with her family. After being enrolled in acting classes as an after-school activity, she was soon discovered by an agent. She appeared in several television series and commercials, before acquiring her first significant role at age 14, playing Jackie Burkhart on the television series That ’70s Show (1998–2006). Since 1999, she has voiced Meg Griffin on the animated series Family Guy.

 

 

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Trigger

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History keeps teaching us that we can’t recognize the important events that are going to trigger changes.   David Weinberger

David Weinberger (born 1950) is an American technologist, professional speaker, and commentator, probably best known as co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto (originally a website, and eventually a book, which has been described as “a primer on Internet marketing”).  Weinberger’s work focuses on how the Internet is changing human relationships, communication, knowledge and society.

What Mayer misses on work-life balance - CNN.com

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Funny

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Funny is when you’re serious.   Harvey Korman

Harvey Herschel Korman (February 15, 1927 – May 29, 2008) was an American comedic actor who performed in television and film productions and was also a voice artist. His big break was being a featured performer on CBS‘ The Danny Kaye Show, but he is best remembered for his performances on the sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett Show and in several films by Mel Brooks.

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VFW Magazine- The Quick Acting Men of Black Hawk Down

It is with great pride and not a little trepidation that I wrote this article for VFW Magazine.  Pride that I even had a very small part to play in the events of the events of 3 October 1993 during the Battle of Mogadishu, which many know from the movie Black Hawk Down.  Trepidation in getting the facts right and presenting some very valiant and good men in the right light.

http://digitaledition.qwinc.com/publication/?i=562476&ver=html5&p=32#%22page%22:32,%22issue_id%22:562476

 

One of the best moments of my life was the morning of 4 October 1993 when my men, Gary Holmes, Scott Davis and Raul Perez along with my fellow NCO Dimitri Pavolov returned from streets of Mogadishu.

The article if fully owned by VFW Magazine along with the associated pictures.