In the history of naval warfare, the greatest battleships were the Iowa Class Battleships because they reflect the state of our nation’s heart and soul.

When you have the courage to stand up for what you believe in a world of tyranny and manifest passion in your heart while protecting those you love, your adversaries will surrender before you on your weatherdeck.

Reality like water will take the form of those holding the cup. Evil can only be overcome with Good. Maintaining love in our heart toward our enemies while defending ourselves is the only path to fellowship so that we may all see the light of truth. A light that darkness will never extinguish.

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur signed the unconditional surrender of our final enemy during that era and future ally ending World War II. Sun Tzu states in the Art of War, “A sovereign cannot raise an army because he is enraged, nor can a general fight because he is resentful. For while an angered many may again be happy, and a resentful man again be pleased, a state that has perished cannot be restored, nor can the dead be brought back to life.”

A fool will sacrifice their honor to win a battle. A conqueror will maintain their honor until they have won the war.

A fool’s greatest enemy is not their adversary; it is the haunting evidence of their treachery in previous battles.

The honorable evolve with the patience of fine wine while the foolish are dying on the vine.

The only question is, are we willing to fight for what we believe until we have nothing left, even if that means facing our death.

“23. Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight.
If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve. Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.”

Sun Tzu “The Art of War”

I carry no sword because I know the truth. I carry no shield because I know Christ will protect me.

When we fight for truth and gain strength from our faith no one can harm us. All they can accomplish is opening the door to our eternal home where Christ wait’s to greet us on the day he has chosen.

You must first have moral influence and control within your own coastal water before speaking the truth in a neighboring territory. If one fails to accomplish this they will be cut down at the knees.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Sun Tzu, “The Art of War”

My family is a spiritual fleet of ships that will survive the darkness of any night that reflects the essence of every man and woman I had the honor of serving with or who has worn a uniform. Just as they have stood with me through every watch I will stand with them until the day I die.

Committing our life to what we believe and those we love in an uncertain world will produce what is already certain in our soul.

If we choose to serve only ourselves in this life, we are dead already.

I died in a VA Hospital. I am here to serve Christ, to love, help, and protect others, and ensure the one who helped me feel love for the first time knows she will always be loved.

I retired from the battlefield because I know it’s what is best for those I care about. I know it is what is spiritually necessary to strive toward forgiveness of those that concealed my children from me.

As those that have attempted to conceal the truth continue to do so, they will make the war that will reveal their truth.

I believe that our life is parallel to a spiritual blockchain of acts and decisions that build upon themselves while revealing our encrypted existence here on Earth.

The only way to maintain honor is to exist open-source at all times especially when we fall.

This world and its unseen political borders change with the passing of time as one generation turns over to the next. The ocean stands as a silent witness unchanged since the first cave painting telling our story.