Most of you don’t know this, but I actually wore the uniform.
In 1995 I went to basic training at Ft. Sill Oklahoma before my senior year in high school. I finished high school, went to AIT, and then continued in the National Guard and then Army Reserves for 9 years. I even went through Officer Candidate School and got my commission as an officer.
I was never a “high speed low drag” Airborne Ranger or anything like that, but I earned my keep and did what was required of me and then some.
A lot of people lie about their service. Look left and you’ll see “Ft. Gordon,” where I did AIT as a 31U.
I left the Army Reserves in 2004 or so. At the time Reserve officers were being sent to Iraq after 6 weeks of a “refresher” course. This refresher course did not include small platoon infantry tactics, but was more about sexual harassment and equal opportunity training.
(This is not a joke. Ask some men who served how many hours they took away from combat training to sit in a classroom to learn about “rape culture.”)
I looked at the shit bags next to me and knew I’d be dead.
Luckily for me the very country I served allowed a false rape case against me to go forward, rendering me non-deployable.
But I lost a friend and America lost a good son in the war and sometimes wonder if that wasn’t supposed to be my fate.
Veterans are returning to the U.S. without any meaningful support.
More veterans have died from suicide than were killed in the Global War on Terrorism.
To say I have little respect for the chicken hawks who sent people to die with inadequate equipment and training would be an understatement. But that’s the world we live in.
Politicians don’t care, but I do.
In fact, when you think about who needs Gorilla Mindset the most, it would be:
- People in high stress professions like doctors, lawyers, salesmen, and traders,
- High level athletes, mixed martial artists, boxers, wrestlers, football players,
- Soldiers whose must remain calm during battle while also learning how to stay alive when back home.
As soldiers who need help the most tend to be the most skeptical and are often angry and bitter at how they are treated by the system, it’s important for a friend to reach out to them.
If I reached out to soldiers it will look like more marketing b.s. It wouldn’t mean anything to them. If anything, it would be off-putting.
If you purchased a copy of Gorilla Mindset, send a screen cap of your receipt to Shauna.Danger@gmail.com
She’ll get a free copy out to your veteran of choice.
If you’d rather not share your vet’s address, then we can send it to you.
We don’t need a copy of anyone’s DD-214 and will take you on your word.
- No one has to tag anyone in any pictures or dance like a puppet for a book.
- No one has to leave a review on Amazon.
- We aren’t adding anyone to any mailing lists.
- No one even has to thank me.
This is all behind-the-scenes stuff.
Well, other than this post everything will be behind the scenes.
You get me an address and a veteran will receive a free print copy of Gorilla Mindset.