Archive | March, 2009

My brother, Tom

Please click HERE to learn more about the 1LT Tom Martin Memorial Foundation, established in 2010 to expand Tom’s family’s efforts to keep his memory alive by changing the lives of other young leaders in the community.   ______________________________________________     First Lieutenant Thomas Martin died during combat operations October 14, 2007, while serving his […]

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9 Months and Counting

I know you find this hard to believe, but I have been a bit of a slacker on the photos the last few weeks. Colt had a visit from a few members of the Atlanta chapter of his Fan Club two weekends ago – Uncle Paige and Aunt Lynn were accompanying Eric on his Spring Break College […]

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Because I Think Country Music is Good for the Soul

Chicken Fried – by Zac Brown Band You know I like my chicken friedCold beer on a Friday nightA pair of jeans that fit just rightAnd the radio upWell I was raised up beneath the shade of a Georgia pineAnd that?s home you knowWith sweet tea, pecan pie and homemade wineWhere the peaches growAnd my […]

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Happy 9 months, Buddy.    

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The 24 Hour Brigade

David Swanson is a cadet in his third year at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has become special to my family in the almost 18 months since Tom was killed.  And though they never met, David and Tom are truly brothers and are connected through so many similar experiences and through a shared […]

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