Family…putting one’s self in harms way…for Country.

Thinking of my brother today. We don’t talk much…but I do think of him regularly. He’s got a job that is much different than mine. He retired from the Air Force years ago, after 26 years. Got himself a job as a contractor in Defense Weapons support, and spends a few months every year in country (in the sand box). 
My job, in Corrections/LEO at the state level keeps me very busy, and with my home business and big home and huge 4 acre yard (and all the little jobs that go with all that), I don’t communicate much with him…other that staying up on his FB posts. 
I learned this morning that he’s heading back over there today…should be back home in Florida sometime in December. I’ll be saying some prayers for him to make it home safely again this time. He’s a year younger than me, but he’s had a very intense life in and out of the service. 
Proud of you, little brother. Stay safe, stay strong, and do what you do best. Call me when you get home.

My little brother Charley, aka Charles...doing something I've wanted to do for decades...

My little brother Charley, aka Charles…doing something I’ve wanted to do for decades…

Not the first in my family to protect our country, but one of the few to make a lifetime career out of it. Wish we had a LOT more like him.

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Updated: September 22, 2013 — 5:14 pm

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Rich Fleetwood

Rich is the founder of SurvivalRing, now in it's 20th year, author of multimedia CDs and DVDs, loves the outdoors, his family, his geeky skill-set, and lives in rural Missouri, just a few miles from the Big Muddy. Always ready to help others, he shares what he learns on multiple blogs, social sites, and more. With a background in preparedness and survival skills, training with county, state, and national organizations, and skills in all areas of media and on air experience in live radio and television, Rich is always thinking about the "big picture", when it comes to helping individuals and families prepare for life's little surprises. Since 1997, he has provided guidance, authentic government survival history, and commentary on why we all need to get ready for that fateful day in the future, when we have to get our hands dirty and step in to save the day. He is an award winning videographer (2005 Telly Award), has received state and national scholarly recognition (2006 New Century Scholar and All USA Academic Team), and is a natural with computers, technology, gadgets, small furry mammals, and anything on wheels. Rich likes making friends, solving problems, and creating solutions to everyday issues. He doesn't mind mixing things up, when there is a teaching moment ready to happen. As a constitutional conservative, he's staying quite busy these days. The SurvivalRing Radio Show at will be coming back SOON!

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