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Category: U.S. Marine Corps

In silence, Jesus; in service, peace

In early August, I flew to San Diego to attend my nephew’s graduation from the U.S. Marine Corps. It was really special seeing him after 12 weeks of basic training, especially since I was not able to be present when he left home in April. His commencement reminded me of all those who honorably serve our nation to help maintain peace and order for the sake of the common good.

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Why Afghanistan Matters

Over the past couple weeks, I have been crushed watching images of the situation in Afghanistan. The events that have occurred throughout the whole country have been deeply personal to me, and I know they have been to many others in this country. I am a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps who served in Afghanistan in the year 2011. My job, or Military Occupation Specialty as we called it, was to be an Afghan linguist, where I learned how to speak Dari and Balochi.

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