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Perseverance

by Bob Dees As I was rolling up my parachute, the elderly Dutch woman grabbed me by the knees in a tight hug.  With a translator, we learned her agitated words meant “We saw you coming.  The eagle from the sky (referring to the Screaming Eagle shoulder patch).  You saved my father!” (who had been …

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Draw From Your Well of Courage

“At intervals between a bomb falling it sounded like church:voices from nearby slit trenches all chanting the Lord’s prayer together– over and over again.  Louder when the bombs hit closer.” ~Veteran Army Air Force Bombadier and Olympic Runner Louie Zamperini,recounting the Japanese bombardment of U.S. forces,as recorded in Unbroken by Lauren Hildenbrand. COURAGE is not …

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