Jay Dobyns has a big set of balls. There is just no other way of describing a man that has risked his life in so many ways, knowing that any second his cover could be blown and that the consequences of his actions could merit a violent end to his life by the most vicious of means.
When asked about the “heart of giving,” Mother Teresa was 21 quoted as saying “It’s not how much we give, but how much love we put into giving.” No truer words from a woman of heart, a saintly giver, have ever been spoken. Her words were born out of faith, but her faith lived these words out in action.
On average, less than 100 firefighters are killed each year in the line of duty. On September 11th, 2001, 343 firefighters were killed in a single day. John Norman was a Battalion Chief with the 16th and Harlem on the day the Twin Towers fell. He awoke that morning to the sound of his answering machine going o and an “all call” going out to every firefighter in New York City. “This was one of those ‘y’all come’ events,” Norman says. “Red lights, blue lights, green lights, yellow lights, pink lights—any color lights within driving distance were here.”
If you were to ask any mother, myself included, what her biggest fear is, she would respond by saying that losing a child would be an insufferable grief to bear. It’s difficult to imagine bringing life into the world and then having that same life taken away far too soon, as it seems to contradict the natural order of things. We expect our children to eventually bury us, not the other way around. The notion itself is almost too painful to hypothetically pursue.
STRONG EAGLE MEDIA sat down with American Patriots Unsung Magazine to share the story behind the making of Citizen Soldier (now available on DVD), which is an award-winning film and firsthand account of soldiers at war. Directors/Producers David Salzberg, Christian Trudeau, Eran Harrill, and others on their team share the story behind the story, as well as the men and women who changed their lives along the journey.
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