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More than ever, we need to live up to their legacy-Reflections on 20 years since 9/11


Last updated 8/25/2021 at 9:57am

Over the past few days, I have had an opportunity to chat with several fellow veterans, service members, military family members, and Gold Star families. It is beyond the obvious in saying that the past few days have been extraordinarily difficult for those with a personal connection to our mission in Afghanistan. My wife, Tiffany, and I are no different.

Earlier this week, a CNN reporter broadcast from a base in Andar, Afghanistan – this was a base that my soldiers and I built, it's the base where I was wounded in 2006. Seeing it on the screen brought back a lot of memories – good and...

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