Aloha everyone! As we observe Memorial Day, Iet’s take a moment to thank our true American heroes. It’s the great men and women who serve and protect our country that allow us by God’s grace to wake up each morning, work, play, laugh, cry, enjoy time with family and friends.
I’d like to highlight two men in particular, Curtis and Mark, who I never would have gotten to know if it weren’t for Mee Eat Paleo. They are currently serving us out on the field and it gives me such joy share a little bit about them with all of you!
Where are you from?: Charlotte, NC
Which branch do you serve and what do you do?: I served in the US Marine Corps. Now I provide Personal Security in Afghanistan.
How long have you served and how did you decide you wanted to join the military?: I served in the Marine Corps for 5 yrs. It is a family tradition to serve in the Military.
What is your favorite part of what you do?: Best part of what I do is working around like minded people.
If you could wish for one thing in a care package right now what would it be? Don’t think; first thing that pops into your head!: HAHA! You obviously know men too well.. For a care package I love MeeNut Butter and Steve’s Paleo Kits.
As we observe Memorial Day, is there someone in particular you’d like to honor by remembering them and their incredible service to our country?: I served with a great Marine and man named Cpl. John Stalvey. He was killed in Iraq Oct 3rd 2005.
Where are you from?: Henderson, TN
Which branch do you serve and what do you do?: US Marine Corps for over 9 years (multiple combat tours in multiple wars) and now a DoD contractor still protecting active duty military and DoD Civilians.
How long have you served and how did you decide you wanted to join the military?: Over 9 years in the Marines and 7 years doing the same job as a contractor. Ever since I was a little boy I’d always wanted to join the Marines, to give of myself so that others may be safe.
What is your favorite part of what you do?: Being able to wake up every morning knowing I’ve made a difference.
If you could wish for one thing in a care package right now what would it be? Don’t think; first thing that pops into your head!: CHOCOLATE!!!!
As we observe Memorial Day, is there someone in particular you’d like to honor by remembering them and their incredible service to our country?: I’d like to honor the numerous friends (60+) that made the ultimate sacrifice by giving their life so that the rest of us can sleep peacefully in our beds at night. Their families still live with that loss of a loved every day. They continue to suffer in a way that, hopefully, the majority of us will never know.
Anything else you’d like to share with us?: Tell the people you love that you love them every opportunity that you get, you never know when it will be the last time. Honor God in everything you do, without God we have nothing, no matter what material possessions you may have.
Thanks again Curtis and Mark, and all our American heroes, for your service. I pray God’s grace and protection over you.
Thank you to those heroes who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you to their families who continue to live strong and live proud.
For you CrossFitters out there doing “Murph” today, take a moment to remember Lieutenant Michael P. Murphy
, his act of valor, and the sacrifice he made to protect his men and serve our country. Thank you.