Dog Training, Fly Fishing, Hunting, Rugby, Football.
Tides of War (Steven Pressfield), The Old Man and the Boy (Robert Ruark)
To Kill a Mockingbird, The Cowboys
The Gourds, Bill Monroe, Robert Earl Keen
Be a man of principle. Fight for what you believe in. Keep your word. Live with integrity. Be brave. Believe in something bigger than yourself. Serve your country.
Teach. Mentor. Give something back to society. Lead from the front. Conquer your fears. Be a good friend. Be humble and be self-confident.
... Appreciate your friends and family. Be a leader and not a follower. Be valorous on the field of battle. And take responsibility for your actions.
Never forget those that were killed. And never let rest those that killed them.
-Maj. Doug Zembiec, KIA, Iraq 2007
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