American Grit Stories

These American Grit Stories are for you to look to for guidance, for inspiration and to honor those who would normally go unnoticed. Or, they are topics we couldn’t put under the other sections…

Memorial

A Memorial Day Perspective

Memorial Day is again upon us, and the current abnormalities of our lives notwithstanding, the deep emotions and memories of our fallen are felt by many of us.  Also present during Memorial Day are the awkward moments and conversations. We see and hear: “Don’t thank me for my service,” “This is about the ones who never made it back,” …

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The Ramp Ceremony never to be forgotten

It’s hard to write articles for Memorial Day, no matter how long you have been doing the job.  How do you put into words the respect and honor you want to convey to readers? Well, years ago, I wrote this poem after witnessing a ramp ceremony. For those that do not know what a ramp …

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Crazy Bety, a Tribute to Military Working Dogs lost

Memorial Day is a time of remembrance and reflection of service members lost. This Memorial weekend, we would like to pay a special tribute to lost military working dogs. One dog comes to mind in particular- Bety. As some of you know, Bety was recently on American Grit Live with Project K-9 Hero. Unfortunately soon …

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drill

Best lines from movie Drill Instructors

If you served in the military, chances are you’ll never forget your Drill Instructor, Drill SGT or RDC. Regardless of your branch, we all regaled our loved ones and friends with spot on impressions of the most memorable moments. However, Hollywood has only recreated this perfectly on a few occasions, and here is our list …

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Iran strikes own ship, 19 Iranian sailors killed

19 Iranian sailors were recently killed in the Gulf of Oman. This was the result of a “friendly” missile striking one of their own ships. The mishap occurred on Sunday, during a training event. Iranian sources insist this was an accidental friendly-fire incident. In addition to those killed, 12 sailors needed hospitalization. An Iranian support …

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strip clubs

Drive through strip clubs, yes they’re a thing now

Many business are finding alternate ways to generate revenue. One such industry trying to keep their workers gainfully employed are strip clubs or “gentlemen’s clubs.” (That’s not to say that ladies don’t enjoy these clubs as well, it’s just what they’re labeled as.) However, the efforts of these strip club establishments have been met with …

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Green Berets

Former Green Berets arrested in Venezuela in failed coup

This is an insane story with endless finger pointing. Here’s what we know so far. Luke Denman, and Airan Berry are both US citizens. Additionally, they are both former Green Berets. They were captured at sea attempting to lead an incursion in Venezuela. Berry, 41, was a special forces engineer Sergeant. He served in both …

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