Here is a video of Warfighter, Boone Cutler at a meeting I attended with Chris Bemiss at The American Legion in Norco, California last year. Boone is a tireless advocate for the Warfighter Community.
I was a bit hesitant to attend because I am just a civilian and Boone (along with a large segment of the Warfighter Community) have developed a general disdain for the public at large. Please watch as Boone explains why:
This divide is real and Hollywood is perpetuating it. Our men and women that serve have paid dearly for our compassion and respect. None of them want our pity. They want to come home and get a job, continue a career, be able to sleep without fear of nightmares, be able to adjust to everyday life, and be there for their families.
They do NOT want to “Assimilate” into a society that no longer values the very things that this nation was built on and made it great. It is my own opinion Warfighters can “Integrate” back into society, without giving up the very things that made them great.
Watch the video and listen to him spell it out. We had lunch together that day and I no longer shy away from leaders like Boone. We love the same country, love the same way of life and will do our damndest for a Veteran or Active Duty. Honestly, I am much more comfortable around men like Boone than the average person on the street. Truth
Raised by a Marine; Boone ruined a family tradition by joining the Army in 1989. Sergeant Boone Cutler joined the Army Airborne Infantry immediately after America invaded Panama. His father, Drew, was a hard-charging career Marine who served in Vietnam. Grandpa Jack was a Marine in WWII who was captured by the Japanese and was held for five years in a prison camp. Boone didn’t make it to the war in Panama, instead he was sent to Germany and also missed the first Gulf War. Later, Boone transferred to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina and served as a Paratrooper in the 2nd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment at the 82nd Airborne Division in the early 90’s. Three wars took place during Boone’s initial enlistment and he wasn’t sent to any of them. After leaving Ft. Bragg, he relocated to southern California and joined a Tactical Psychological Operations Company (Airborne). He initially joined out of boredom for the civilian life. After getting married and starting a family he ended his time of fun and beer brawling hijinks in the military. He’d given up on going to war. However; like so many veterans, disabled or otherwise, Boone answered the Call to Arms after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and joined the military again. This time it wasn’t for adventure; it was for survival and Boone went to war in Iraq. He was sent to the Sadr City area of Baghdad. He documented the war as he’d never imagined it. After serving eleven-months in Iraq, he was Medically Evacuated and spent two years at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Boone Cutler is the author “Voodoo In Sadr City” and Warfighter Rights leader that has become the first nationally recognized on-air personality who is also a Warfighter from the current war. “Tipping Point with Boone Cutler” is the weekly stage for Boone’s raw Paratrooper, no-holds-barred style, becoming a hit over the air waves and online with ‘Soccer Moms’ and his fellow Warfighters that are still deployed in combat zones worldwide. Boone’s message is simple, “America has lost faith in what they used to believe were the heroes of Hollywood, America has become disgusted with the political climate of today so the only place to turn to and trust for leadership is the Warfighter”.