Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Check out this new blogger

Bernard (disclosure -- he is a friend of mine. Angie and I introduced him to his wife.) has started a blog with a different twist which I thought was really great -- he offers classic quotes from the past which can be related to current events. Check it out here.

Note -- interesting personal story on Bernard -- We met him in March 1994, shortly after he had gotten out of the Army. He had served as a Ranger in Somalia. We introduced him to his wife, Meredith, who is a good friend of my wife. When they got married, Angie, as a bridesmaid, marched down the aisle next to a groomsman who was wearing the formal full dress uniform of the army. His name was Matt Eversmann. Matt and Bernard had met in college at Hampden-Sydney. A few years later in 2001, we went with Bernard, Meredith and some others to see the movie, Black Hawk Down. Those of you familiar with the movie may remember that Josh Hartnett stars in the movie which documents what happened during a raid in Somalia. Hartnett plays Sgt. Matt Eversmann. Anyone who has seen the movie will agree that it is incredibly intense. Imagine watching it knowing that the central character is reprising a combat reality that one of your best friends actually experienced.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for your kind words. I appreciate the heart-felt commnets on Matt and I.

12:26 PM, August 04, 2005  

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