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Aloysius Boyle

Entries by Aloysius Boyle

9/11 Heroes Run: Uniting a Nation

(1) Comments | Posted September 11, 2012 | 9:25 AM

Before leaving for his second combat deployment, Marine 1st Lieutenant Travis Manion visited Rescue 1 in New York City -- famous for their immediate and courageous response on 9/11. As a Reconnaissance Marine, he knew this deployment would take him into the epicenter of insurgent fighting. He wanted the firefighters...

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Acceptance Is As Good As Gold

(13) Comments | Posted August 11, 2012 | 7:44 AM

For many Olympic athletes, it has been a challenging road to London. For South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius, the path to competition was a Herculean effort. Known as "Blade Runner" because of his J-shaped carbon-fiber prosthetics, Pistorius has captured the support of fans around the world and...

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Honoring the Fallen by Challenging the Living: The Legacy of a Gold Star Mother

(0) Comments | Posted May 28, 2012 | 10:00 AM

"... Let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves...

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Salvaging the American Football Culture -- 4 Quarters of Inspiration

(16) Comments | Posted December 10, 2011 | 10:45 AM

I'm a football fan. I love that it's America's game and unique to our culture. Eleven men on each team battle with strength, and agility to advance their own position while stopping their opponent. Football requires strategy, physical effort and teamwork. Like many sports, it offers valuable life lessons. To...

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Battlefield to Boardroom -- Combating Veteran Unemployment

(42) Comments | Posted November 11, 2011 | 8:25 AM

New York City, N.Y. (November 11, 2011) -- With freshly shaved heads, and wearing a military uniform for the first time, they raised their right hands. Together, they swore to protect the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic; affirming their decision to support our country. They are the 1%;...

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This July 4th

(45) Comments | Posted July 4, 2011 | 11:24 AM

"The future doesn't belong to the faint hearted; it belongs to the brave." -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States

This quote, and the conversation it stimulated, began germinating on July 4th, 2008 on the Haditha Dam, in Iraq. I was travelling via convoy to the dam...

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A Call to Serve

(110) Comments | Posted May 29, 2011 | 8:20 PM

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us-that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion-that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain."...

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