By Robert McGovern
Captain Robert McGovern epitomizes all that's correct and solid in the US. certainly one of 9 young ones transforming into up in a brand new Jersey kinfolk, he made neighborhood headlines as a highschool soccer phenom sooner than changing into a celebrity linebacker for the Kansas urban Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the recent England Patriots. while his illustrious NFL profession was once over, he earned a legislation measure from Fordham college and went to paintings for the recent York urban district attorney's workplace. From that vantage aspect he witnessed close-up the autumn of the dual Towers on that world-altering morning in September 2001—an occasion that encouraged him to depart public existence and sign up for the U.S. military to higher serve the rustic he loves. As an army prosecuting lawyer, Captain McGovern has suggested battlefield commanders on criminal ideas of engagement in Afghanistan and has prosecuted suspected terrorists in Iraq. A committed soldier and a guy of religion who has been at the entrance strains of the warfare on Terror—both at domestic and within the heart East—Captain Robert McGovern is a rare American with a awesome and demanding tale to tell—one that each American must pay attention.
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It is also one of our closest allies. The same holds true for Germany after World War II. S. military forces have also remained in South Korea since the end of fighting in that country in 1953. We still have approximately thirty thousand troops stationed on or near the border between North and South Korea holding off a potential attack by North Korean forces. Does this mean South Korea has failed or that we are propping that government up? Of course not. The presence of our troops in South Korea has had the effect of making South Korea one of the strongest economies in the world.
They truly are incredible examples of how to live ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. i ’ v e a l s o w r i t t e n this book because I believe we live in a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. We are currently engaged in a desperate struggle against forces of hate and repression all around the world. This is a struggle that will, most likely, last for years or even decades to come and it is one we must win or risk losing everything we’ve gained as a nation and a civilization. As I write these pages, the focus of this great struggle is our ongoing military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
These are some of the hardest questions any of us will ever try to answer. I can only say that I believe God calls each one of us home at our own special time. That each one of us has a good and decent purpose in this life and that God gives us enough time to fulfill that purpose before he calls us to our final rest. I don’t presume to know the full purpose for which God gave us Sean Lynch, Bill Pohlman, and Nellie Casey but I think I know a few of them. I knew Sean to be a good and caring son, a trusting brother, and an incredibly loving uncle.