C.K. Redlinger’s Speech – Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Last week, we celebrated hundreds of years of combat prowess and fighting efficiency as the United States Marine Corps turned 246 years old on November 10th. I had the distinct honor of being invited as the guest speaker for the Marine Corps League’s Marine Birthday Ball Celebration in South Atlanta, Georgia, Detachment 1196. My mainContinue reading “C.K. Redlinger’s Speech – Marine Corps Birthday Ball”

The Thundering Velvet Hands of 13 Warriors

Despite the tremendous pain we feel for the loss of these 13 young souls to the Heavens, there remains a spark of light ignited by their actions. In the minutes, hours and days before their departure, they comforted the suffering and desperate. An enduring solace is found from the artifacts that show these 13 WarriorsContinue reading “The Thundering Velvet Hands of 13 Warriors”

The Young Man Whispered, “I Want to be Like Him”

Paragons and Paladins Paragon applies to someone who is a model of perfection in some quality or trait. Someone who is the perfect embodiment of a concept, like a role model.  If you ask a Cop who their role models are, chances are they will be other cops, individuals they learned from and tried to imitate.  CopsContinue reading “The Young Man Whispered, “I Want to be Like Him””

How Halloween Teaches Camaraderie and Breeds Cohesion

While Halloween 2020 took a solid punch to the liver by COVID-19, it remains the reigning champion of holidays for camaraderie-building.  In my opinion, it’s actually the healthiest holiday for kids.  Now that might sound crazy due to all the candy in play, but I’m referring to mental health and social development. Let’s level setContinue reading “How Halloween Teaches Camaraderie and Breeds Cohesion”

Remember that time…? When Homicide Cops Reminisce

“The memories will be so thick they’ll have to brush them away from their faces” I’ve heard it said that sometimes you don’t know the value of a moment until it actually becomes a memory. As I hit my 50th Birthday this week, pay tribute to my father’s next week and near the anniversary ofContinue reading “Remember that time…? When Homicide Cops Reminisce”