A year ago, the Veteran Support Specialist position had opened up. Theodore conducted a search and ended up hiring an old high school friend, Richard Johnson. Richard had served two tours of duty in Afghanistan (one with Theodore) and two tours of duty in Iraq. Richard’s references always commented on how well he
There have been many prominent leaders that have molded America into what it is today, Lee is one of them. Robert E. Lee was born in Virginia, January 19, 1807, although one historian believes has was born one year earlier (Wikipedia.com 1). Little is actually known about his childhood, and Lee scarcely mentioned it as an adult. His father, Henry “Light Horse” Lee, left him and his family at a young age and never returned. In 1825, Robert E. Lee attended West Point and graduated second in his class in 1829.
In 1980, a "coming-of-age" young man, Scott Meehan, enlisted into the U.S. Army Special Forces as a Medic. Known as one of the last "street-babies," he was able to enter the elite program immediately following Basic Training, AIT, and Airborne school. Twenty-five years later, married with two "Army Brats" traveling the world, Meehan was all he could be before retiring as a Major. Discover a soldier 's career through insightful vignettes describing his early special forces training, assignment to Berlin during the Cold War, encounters with the KGB, ROTC training, Desert Storm, and his three tours to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) where he was awarded the Bronze Star. A thrilling story that reads like a novel of an American hero whose parents were
James Dwight Dana was born on February 12, 1813 in Utica, NY. His parents were Harriet Dwight and James Dana. At Utica high school, his teacher Fay Edgerton encouraged and developed his love and interest for science. He graduated in 1830 and enrolled in Yale College, where he studied natural history and geology. He graduated in 1833 and for two years, he became a mathematical instructor to midshipmen in the navy.
I interviewed my neighbor SFC Vaca for my veterans essay. SFC Vaca join the Army in 1988. He was only eighteen years old and straight out of high school. He did his basic training at Fort Dix in New Jersey. After completing his basic training he headed off to AIT, in Ft Eustis, Virginia.
After graduating from Portland Academy, Henry, as planned, attended Bowdoin College skipping high school altogether. ("Stewart, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow") While at Bowdoin College, Henry met Nathaniel Hawthorne, a fellow novelist; Franklin Pierce, the fourteenth U.S. President; and Horatio Bridge, officer of the U.S. Navy; he was also elected into the Peucinian Society and placed fourth in a class of thirty-eight students. The Peucinian Society's book gatherings, debates, and discussions about contemporary writing made Henry consider pursuing a career in writing, much to his father's chagrin. Originally, Henry's father wanted him to be a lawyer, but Henry was dissatisfied with studying law and decided
Born to Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee in Stratford Hall, Virginia, Robert Edward Lee seemed destined for military greatness. Despite financial hardship that caused his father to depart to the West Indies, young Robert secured an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated second in the class of 1829. Two years later, he married Mary Anna Randolph Custis, a descendant of George Washington 's adopted son, John Parke Custis. Yet with for all his military pedigree, Lee had yet to set foot on a battlefield. Instead, he served seventeen years as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, supervising and inspecting the construction of the nation 's coastal defenses.
Jean Baptiste Bernadotte was born in Pau, in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, on 26 January 1763. Raised locally in a family of modest income, Baptiste choose to join the French Army at the age of 17, enlisting in the “Régiment de Royal-Marine” in September 1780. Bernadotte was initially stationed on the island of Corsica and later in Collioure, near the Spanish border. After spending eight years based in Collioure, he was promoted to sergeant. “He became known for his courage and leadership and during the French revolution he rose rapidly through the ranks” (Norway, 2011), receiving a lieutenant’s commission in 1791.
1860 political figure social studies Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant grew up in Georgetown, Ohio. At the age of 17 he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1843 he graduated as an average student at the Academy. After graduating he was placed in Saint Louis, Missouri. During the Mexican-American War he was a quartermaster.
Andrew Jackson was born in 1767 to poor Scotts-Irish parents. Serving as a courier for the revolutionary forces at age 13, he witnessed the deaths of his family at the hands of disease and the British. Jackson, now an orphan, went to live with his uncles and study law. After later being admitted to the North Carolina bar, he became more rich and famous, joining the convention for writing a new Tennessee constitution. He was elected to the senate after serving two years as the first House of Representatives member from Tennessee, and resigned after just one year.
Brendon Marrocco, from Staten Island, New York, enlisted in the United States Army on January 15, 2008. He was sent to Fort Benning, Georgia, for basic training the following May. After completion, Marrocco volunteered to serve in the Army Infantry and was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 27th Regiment of the 25th Infantry Division based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. In late October 2008, as a private first class, Marrocco’s unit deployed to Iraq, where he was stationed at Forward Operating Base Summerall, to serve a twelve-month deployment. This is where his life would take a drastic turn.
An american soldier, Robert Gould Shaw was born on October 10, 1837 in Boston MA. So he was roughly about 24 to 25 years old when he joined the Civil War. Robert was a Union soldier in the war. Unwilling, he was a leader the famous 54th Massachusetts infantry. That was one of the first African American regiments in the Civil War.
“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it”-Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower was a leader that had a large impact on world war 2. Dwight D. Eisenhower did many things for the war such as the success of the allied attack in North Africa when he became a general. And later he even had success on the invasion of Sicily and the Italian mainland (History.com). And because of these great accomplishments he was made “A full general in early 1943”(History.com).
He is by far one of the most accomplished , honorable , and maybe the ever in the United States Military. If we had a Mount Rushmore of the most military leaders with pedigree; Lee would be on it. Robert E. Lee was on January 19 , 1807 in Stratford Hall , VA to the parents: Anne Hill Carter Lee and Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry” Lee. Robert's early life was brutal. Financial hardship caused his father to abandon the family and head to the West Indies.