Veteran’s Interview I chose to interview my very own grandfather, Micheal Corley. He is currently fifty-five, however, he was just 22 when his military career began. I was told that working in construction was slowing down at the time, which caused him to join the army, and even leave his family for a while. His branch of service is the Army National Guard, and his rank is Sargent E-5. Unlike most men in the army, my grandfather was a medic wartec. This means that he assisted in the hospital. I actually find this kind of ironic, considering his medical history of being accident prone. My grandfather is an extremely hilarious man, which led me to believe that I could get a lot of amusing stories out of him during the time he served. He told me of a night when a few of his friends in the same barrack decided to get drunk on Bacardi. Him being the only sober one, he was left to help his friends who obviously weren’t thinking straight at the time. One by one, he eventually got all of them to the top of the hill where the barrack was located. Trying to get them properly into bed was an even harder task. One friend got tangled in a net, and ended up spending the night in it. Another one just so happened to have to use the restroom so badly that he fell asleep in the port-a- potty. The next morning they went on a wild goose hunt for one of the friend’s wallet who lost it the night before. That story isn’t necessarily pertaining to a war conflict or in battle, but it is…
Veteran Centric Veterans Day Parade
Saturday, November 10, 2012
General Parade Information
1. The parade line-up will begin at 8:00am on the Fairgrounds
2. The parade application deadline is Friday, October 27, 2012.
3. All applications must be submitted via the committee.
4. Confirmation of your application will be via the email address provided in your application. * Receipt of your application does not guarantee approval. *
5. All parade participants…
Interview and Networking Presentation
I have been told that I express myself quite well by demonstrating good articulating skills. My hand movements and postures represent my confidence level. It was noted that at times I over do with my hand movements which may divert the listeners attention. In future I will keep in my mind to restrain myself and focus more on delivering content verbally.
The one thing which in particular was told to me was about my eye contact. I keep rolling my eyes and…
In 1999, West Virginia Division of Veteran Affairs commissioned a statue to honor female veterans. When the statue was unveiled three years later it was criticized. The critics believed the statue was not “feminine enough.” As of 2012, the official design has not been completed. In New York, a statue in the Women’s Veterans Memorial, intended to look like Lady Liberty, was criticized for being too masculine.
This controversy is related to women’s pursuit of equality and the paradox of gender…
“ Why I appreciate America’s Veterans”
“ People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” This quote, one said by George Orwell, can be interpreted in a way that he’s trying to express the importance of the military, and without them their lives may be different then from how they are now. Americans honor our veterans because without them life may be different, they risked their life for the fellow citizens of the nation to keep…
The Veteran of Poverty
Hello my name is , I have been enrolled in the access program since March, 11 2010. I would like to start this essay with a brief story of where I come from in life, and later show how I evolved not only as a person but as a student as well. Each paragraph in this essay is pretty much like little chapters of the book of my life. I want to thank everyone on the ACCESS staff for everything they have done to help me achieve my high school diploma. I am highly looking forward…
[Insert veteran name here]
Served in the Navy as a damage controlman. Has one Child, 3 step children and 3 step-grandchildren. Served from 1996-1998, discharged due to illness.
Q- Were you afraid to go to the Navy when you enlisted?
A- Not afraid, just anxious. Your mind races, until you get there and see that it’s not as bad as you thought it would be.
Q- How did your wife and children feel about you going
A- I actually discussed it with my wife, it was a decision we made…
The Angels to Veterans
Kelly S. Crow
Colorado Christian University
Angels to Veterans
Matthew 7:12 states, “Do for others what you would like them to do for you. This is a summary of all that is taught in the law and the prophets,” (NLT)
Have you ever dreamed of a place that you could go to where people were willing to help you, pray for you, and love you, where you will be accepted as you are? Have you served your country but feel like there is…
11 November 2014
Earlier this year on January 30, 2014 at least 20 veterans died due to VA hospital delays or even denies. Our veterans deserve better than this they deserve to be treated properly and timely not to suffer in their home country after fighting overseas. According to Scott Bronstein a veteran named Coates was delayed a colonoscopy for a year since he reported it to his doctors, this 44 year old happened to have a cancerous…
3 October 2014
Why Veterans are Important to Our Nation’s History and Future
By definition, future is the time or a period of time following the moment of speaking or writing; time regarded as still to come, shapeable and dependent on the actions of the persons in question. In contrast, history is the study of the past and human affairs, something that shapes our future. Every single person has a different future, and a different history to go with it, some…
English 101 Effective Essay Writing
October 7, 2012
As of December 2009, over 3.3 million American troops have been sent overseas into Iraq and Afghanistan alone; 793,000 of them have been deployed more than once. (Tan, 2009) Sadly, not all of our troops return home alive and many that do face many challenges ahead. Physical wounds surly do not go unnoticed. They are fairly common in war time situations and are even shown in war movies. They show…