I’m a 44 year old US Navy Veteran living with my wife, Katlyn, in New Hampshire. My activism started recently with my involvement in the transportation and logistics of the Veterans Stand for Standing Rock movement in Nov-Dec 2016. I could not in good conscience sit by and watch US citizens being sprayed with water cannons in freezing temperatures or having attack dogs sicced on them. This is not the country that I swore to defend. I have continued my activism with Veteran Service Corps, a legitimate 501c3 that came out of that movement. We are still serving and defending human and civil rights.
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July 16, 2018
The value of service was instilled in me from birth. Both of my Grandfathers fought in World War II, one in the Army and one in the Navy. My Father is a former Marine, and my Uncle served 21 years in the Navy. My cousin and my nephew have all served, my family can trace our service back to the Colonial War. I'm a former Life Guard, Firefighter, and an EMT, so for me military service was the next logical step. Standing up for others is also a central to who I am. I was bullied until my freshman year in high school when I grew and added 30 pounds of muscle. Empowered to fight back, I then...