Category Archives: Respect

The Warrior Mindset

By | November 14, 2019

[November 14, 2019]  Since the beginning of human existence, people have been trying to figure out what makes us mentally tough and prepared to meet the toughest challenges.  The world sends us the unexpected and she will test our good judgment, wisdom and readiness.  A warrior mindset is essential to maximize performance and ensure victory, especially when the… Read More »

They Buried Him with his Sword and More

By | November 1, 2019

[November 1, 2019]  A recent article in LiveScience tells us of a recently discovered Viking grave near Scotland’s Swordle Bay long ago.  In the 10th century, the Vikings dug an elaborate grave and buried a “warrior of high status” in a boat containing items representing the man’s stature.1  While archeologists remain focused on this warrior’s artifacts found, I… Read More »

What is Camaraderie?

By | October 28, 2019

[October 28, 2019]  It is a military axiom that goes back further than the recorded history of men and warfare.  Men fight in war not to achieve a strategic aim but because of their comrades fighting alongside them.  Camaraderie is their motivation. “I hold it to be of the simplest truths of war that the thing which enables… Read More »

Everyone Fills Sandbags

By | October 10, 2019

[October 10, 2019]  In late 1944, my uncle “DJ” was a cook with the 2nd Infantry Division in Belgium when the Germans attacked.  The Battle of the Bulge would go down in history as one of the most famous and strategically important battles of WWII.  In his recollections, my uncle was ordered to “grab a rifle and be… Read More »