When asked what advice he would give to any young man or woman thinking about serving in the military he states:
“We all have fears. That is expected. But it is more important to not fear your fears.”
“Do as you are told, take direction well.”
“Don’t ever forget the oath you will take.”
Oath of Enlistment
I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.”
Thank you for sharing in John’s military experience. During November and especially on Veteran’s Day, Good Shepherd honors, values, and appreciates the service and sacrifices of our military personnel. Thank you for your dedicated service to our country.