By Robert McGovern
Captain Robert McGovern epitomizes all that's correct and solid in the USA. one in every of 9 teenagers growing to be up in a brand new Jersey kin, he made neighborhood headlines as a highschool soccer phenom sooner than turning into a celeb linebacker for the Kansas urban Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the recent England Patriots. while his illustrious NFL profession was once over, he earned a legislation measure from Fordham college and went to paintings for the recent York urban district attorney's place of work. From that vantage element he witnessed close-up the autumn of the dual Towers on that world-altering morning in September 2001—an occasion that encouraged him to go away public lifestyles and sign up for the U.S. military to raised serve the rustic he loves. As an army prosecuting lawyer, Captain McGovern has recommended battlefield commanders on criminal principles of engagement in Afghanistan and has prosecuted suspected terrorists in Iraq. A devoted soldier and a guy of religion who has been at the entrance strains of the battle on Terror—both at domestic and within the center East—Captain Robert McGovern is a rare American with a outstanding and critical tale to tell—one that each American must pay attention.
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Extra resources for All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in Iraq
The United States was not destroyed by our early divisions and today we are the best example of a true democracy the world has ever seen. The difficulties currently faced by Iraqis and Afghans will not destroy them, either. Iraq and Afghanistan are succeeding and it is our duty and responsibility to give them the time and assistance they need to do it. ” We are at a time in history when we must stand up to the challenges that confront our nation and the safety of all freedom-loving people. Only by remaining loyal to our core values in the face of great danger will we be able to protect what our forefathers risked their lives to establish for us 230 years ago.
She is not afraid to call wrong by its name. After September 11, 2001, I overheard her saying that we ought to turn those terrorist training camps into 36 ★ A L L A M E R I CA N parking lots. That’s why I love her. That’s why, when I think about it, I’m very much my mother’s son. I guess you could say it runs in our family. My mother’s dad, Edward Markey, was a cop in West New York, New Jersey, who did the right thing by turning down a chance to make a lot of money serving as a bagman for some bad cops and politicians in Hudson County, at the time one of the most corrupt counties in America.
So he left school and started his own delivery business. By the time he retired and passed the business to his three sons, including my father, G. T. McGovern Trucking and Warehousing was one of New Jersey’s largest trucking companies. As I was growing up, my father often told me that I was welcome to join him and my brothers in the family business. Again, I’m no math whiz, but this is another one even I could figure out. Being the seventh of nine children, would there really be anything for me to do?