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  • Why I deserve to win a trip to Cancun: Well, this is a little embarrassing, but the point is to win the trip, right? So here it goes…I was in the military for over 21 years. I am proud of my service and love my country. But it has been at a price. So, how do I begin? I’ll start at Ground Zero. As a member of the US Army National Guard, my Military Police unit was mobilized for Ground Zero on 9-11-01. We spent nearly a month working there. Those apocalyptic images and emotions will forever be imbeded into my psyche. I thought I had just about seen the worst man can do to man, on a massive scale. But I was mistaken. Because 15 months later my unit was deployed again, to a place called…Iraq. Once again, I saw and experienced things that, sometimes I relieve in my nightmares. But I am blessed, because I am alive. I cane home. And I thank God for that, because so many of my brothers did not. And I will live with that for the rest of my life. Perhaps later, I will delete this post, I think maybe its self serving and perhaps its inappropriate. But it has taken me years to be able to express myself. And perhaps this is a good thing.
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