The short version
I've been in the U.S. Marines. Worked for peace in Afghanistan. Taught recruits how to shoot. Played poker inside a Top Secret facility. Signed a poster meant for rockstars that now sits in a Hard Rock Cafe in Phoenix, Arizona — start at BB King's name and scroll down.
I've pretended to be a U.S. Navy SEAL on a History channel television show between college classes and I once yelled quite loudly, "Holy S—t, you're Bob Schieffer from Face the Nation!" during an interview at CBS News when he walked in to get coffee. I've been a proud employee of both Blockbuster Video and Taco Bell.
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“I believe that quality journalism is just as important to the survival of a democracy as the armies guarding its borders.”
Woman Claims War Hero Raped Her After He Was Arrested for Raping Girl
By James LaPorta, Rory Laverty | The Daily Beast | September 13, 2017
Marine Col. Dan Wilson was charged with raping his subordinate’s 6-year-old daughter, but he wasn’t locked up. That’s when Jeri Walsh says he attacked her.