Col Jeffrey A Powers USMC (Ret) letter to NFL Commissioner - Motto Monday


"Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads. They wear body armor and carry rifles"


How quick people forget or take for granted how well we have it in America.  I laugh when people flip the freak out over professional players yet, simply glance at your servicemembers. It’s those servicemembers that go forward to protect the right of freedom of speech. Yet, our society focuses on a bunch of overpaid athletes that could not do what they are doing in any other country. I laugh when these premadonnas say things like:

"I feel like a lot of times people want us to just shut up and entertain them, shut up and play football.- Brandon Marshall (Denver Broncos)

Yes, Marshall, shut your trap and try making a damn play because that’s what your paid to do, play football because we don’t care about your opinion about anything else.

The players that take a knee are known by the company they keep (i.e. Kappernack) who like to wear socks that show cops a pigs. You are a part of the problem kneeling NFL players. Time for a C-Gar

Col Jeffrey A Powers letter.....

I missed the ’90-’91 season because I was with a battalion of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies. My last conversation with one of them, Sgt Garrett Mongrella, was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl. He never got to see it.

Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked with or for me through the years returned home with the American Flag draped over their coffins. Read more here


Army Ranger Gets Confirmed Kill With MRE Spoon - Motto Monday


This happened when I was in Ramadi, totally believable and crazy stuff like this happens allot, ya just don't get to hear it. Time for a C-Gar

A first hand report from the veteran run website Grunt Stuff, who says they have already verified the claims with multiple witnesses, tells the story of an Army Ranger who got a confirmed terrorist kill with nothing but his MRE spoon at the Haditha Dam in Iraq.

They came up to a building they were ordered to clear, and inside 3-5 bad guys lay waiting for the stack to come through the door. As the Rangers entered the room they managed to kill all but one of the fighters. In the smoke and chaos of battle one of the rangers realized a bad guy was still alive and was attempting to pull the pin on a grenade.Read more here

Watch An Iraq War Vet Take On Three Foul-Mouthed Punks On A Bus - Motto Monday


Why does it take a veteran to set asshats back in their place? This guy has an honest job, just trying to go home and these punks want to be "tough guys. They don't know how lucky they are. Time for a C-Gar


Jim Hardie is an Iraq War vet who has seen some tough fights in his day. But one day traveling on a bus, he decided to once again put himself in harms way to defend everyone else traveling that day.

As the story goes, Jim was traveling home in Seattle on the bus after a long day of job hunting after his 8 year run in the service.

It was at this point that three men in the back of the bus began talking extremely loudly, yelling obscenities that were making everyone uncomfortable. Instead of doing nothing, he started at them and told them to stop.

That’s when the assault came. Jim fought them all off until they got off the bus. The other passengers began to applaud him. Read more here

Air Force colonel learns man he helped on 9/11 at Pentagon lived - Motto Monday


It's been nearly 15 years since their lives were thrust together for a few chaotic moments outside the Pentagon on 9/11.

Lt. Col. Brian Birdwell never got to thank the man who held his leaky IV line and tried to keep him conscious as he lay on a gurney, parts of his body and half his face burned beyond recognition. Col. Rob Maness never knew if the severely wounded man he'd helped had survived.

That is, until last week, when their paths crossed again. Read full story here