By Debbie Gregory. Do the ends justify the means? The question is usually considered when it comes to premeditated voluntary actions of questionable ethics taken with a defined objective in mind. Take the case of Papotia Reginald Wright, an alleged retired Green Beret command sergeant major who started the 8th Special Forces Regiment New York […]
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By Debbie Gregory. Sgt. 1st Class Nicholas Lavery has three Purple Hearts, a Silver Star, a Bronze Star, and a Bronze Star with Valor for heroism in combat. Lavery has received the James E. Cotter Courage Award from Boston College High School, where he played football as a strong safety. He was also inducted into […]
By Debbie Gregory. As Director of Employer Engagement for California Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), I had the pleasure of meeting Retired Army Capt. Gary “Mike” Rose at a September ESGR event. Rose, a Vietnam veteran, will receive the Medal of Honor on October 23rd. In 1967, Rose decided to volunteer for the […]
By Debbie Gregory. Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar of the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group made a promise to his stepdaughter, Octavia Osborne. “He told me he’d be back in time for my graduation from Niceville High School,” Osborne said with a slight smile. “He promised.” Unfortunately, on April 8, the 37-year-old Green Beret died […]
By Debbie Gregory. The Army is reconsidering the case of Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Brumit, a Green Beret who was paralyzed from the chest down last year when he dove headfirst into shallow water to save a drowning girl. Brumit now faces an “other-than-honorable” discharge from the service that could threaten his medical care. In […]
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