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Please check out the Warrior Week 2014 S

July 28, 2014

Please check out the Warrior Week 2014 Sword Ceremony here: http://ow.ly/zEVpV Praying the Lord will use these young warriors in mighty ways! #DangerousForGood #WarriorWeek

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Still geeked about the swords Matt & I r

July 28, 2014

Still geeked about the swords Matt & I received. Wow. Check out the presentation here: http://ow.ly/zFcth

“Leadership is not a rank – it is a cho

May 22, 2014

“Leadership is not a rank – it is a choice. It’s the choice to look after the person to the left & right of you.” http://ow.ly/x8LaQ #simonsinek #greatness

BHDM’s Girls Getaway & Warrior Week Sum

February 6, 2014

BHDM’s Girls Getaway & Warrior Week Summer Camps will be opening for registration…SOON!

Stay tuned for posts here and on the respective websites:
http://www.byhisdesignministries.org
http://www.girlsgetawaycamp.org
http://www.warriorweekcamp.org

THIS is in our DNA as Americans. Encoura

July 4, 2013

THIS is in our DNA as Americans. Encouraging you to read the Declaration of Independence http://ow.ly/mETDo as a family today. #4thofJul

contemplating the WWII tide-turning D-Da

June 6, 2013

contemplating the WWII tide-turning D-Day invasion today on June 6th. Stratfor’s G. Friedman gives great perspective: “Thoughts on Omaha Beach” http://ow.ly/lLgLf. Still humbly in awe of this monumental invasion – the lives lost AND saved as a result.

Carry The Load – Memorial Day weekend (May 26 – 27, 2013)

May 29, 2013

So, my Carry The Load after action report is as follows:

Total team dollars raised (as of this evening) = $19,031 (still in 5th place!)

Total miles rucked by Loveless = 28 miles

  • 21 miles with 56 pound rucksack (rucked between 4PM & 2AM)
  • 1st 7 miles dedicated to:  LT JARVIS BUTLER – 22nd Infantry Regiment , 42nd (Rainbow) Division, KIA 06 January 1945. My great uncle – Posthumously received the Bronze Star for heroic action. Quoting the citation, “On January 6, 1945 near Kilstett, France, when the leading platoon of his company was pinned down by heavy machine gun section across 300 yards of open terrain and into position from which it could support the 2nd platoon. Observing that the 1st platoon was still subjected to intensive enemy fire, Lt. Butler attempted to cross open terrain in the face of hostile fire in order to reconnoiter for new machine gun positions but in so doing was hit by sniper fire and killed.”
  • 2nd 7 miles dedicated to:  MAJ. MATTHEW “BUBBA” WORRELL – 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Night Stalkers) AH-6M Helicopter pilot, KIA 14 May 2006. Maj. Worrell was shot down by enemy fire during combat operations in Yusifyah, south of Baghdad, Iraq. (http://www.iraqwarheroes.org/worrell.htm)
  • 3rd 7 miles dedicated to:  2LT ZACHARY COOK – died 13 Jan 2009 in a helicopter crash on the Texas A&M campus. He was one of five officers aboard the Black Hawk UH 60 when it crashed upon takeoff during part of an annual training exercise. (http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=6602871)
  • 7 miles with 25 pound rucksack (had to cut my weight to finish)
  • 4th 7 miles dedicated to:  FDNY Ladder 25 who lost 7 men & Rescue 1 who lost all 11 men on 9/11/01. We remember.

Total blister count – yeah.  Lots.

TEAM MOTTO:  EMBRACE THE SUCK!

Experience – PRICELESS!

 

It was tough, but reality checks were all around me…I did hurt, however, I was alive to experience the hurt.  There were wounded warriors on the trail too – doing all I was doing, but with one less leg or arm.  What do I have to complain about?

Freedom is not Free – and heroes paid for our freedom with the ultimate sacrifice of their lives.  Plenty of our soldiers – fighting as free men – have laid down their lives to “liberate the oppressed” in tons of dark corners of the world.

 

Pre-ruck prayer.

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The obligatory “before” picture. Team WWFF had 22 ruckers!

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The Start/Finish line and the walk out to the Katy Trail was lined with American flags…awesome.

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14 miles in with two of our former Force Recon Marines – PT STUDS!

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And they’re off!

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Loop 4 was dedicated to FDNY Ladder 25 & Rescue 1 – both who lost men on 9/11/01. Ladder 23 lost 7 men; Rescue 1 lost all 11 of their men in the WTC attacks.

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Dylan Loveless & Andrew Ligon take a quick break on the second leg of Loop 1.

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Jason & Dylan – great time with this boy.

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Dylan trying on the Navy SEAL Desert Patrol Vehicle for size. Yeah, it fits.

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Team WWFF Rally Point.

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YOU ARE HERE.

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The Katy Trail had thinned out after lap 1! Here is some of Team WWFF rucking back on the second half of Loop 2 to complete 14 miles.

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Heading out for Loop 2: From L to R: Matt Wiskur, Jason Loveless, Greg Ligon, Dave Dugger, Mike Williams.

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Dad & Dylan on first half of Loop 1

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FINISHED with Loop 4 (for me) –
From L to R: Jake McCormick (USMC), Tom Seaberry (USMC), Joe Welock (USMC), Mike Williams, Mitch Mahaffey (USAF), Matt Wiskur, Jason Loveless (TXARNG), Dave Dugger.

 

Foot aftermath after loop 3.  Yes, that is Duct Tape holding my heel blister in from rubbing.

Foot aftermath after loop 3. Yes, that is Duct Tape holding my heel blister in from rubbing…and yes, it did work!  Thankfully!