There is a rare breed of man in this world. Their humility and quiet professionalism go unmatched. While they are heroes in every sense of the word, they wish for the spotlight to shine on others. We know such a man. We can't tell you his name, but after reading this, he'll know who he is. Through his hard work and dedication, he has brought success to all those around him. He is the quintessential leader. Lifting others up and passing on wisdom and knowledge selflessly, so that we may all be better men and women.
After our first conversation with this Unknown Soldier, we couldn't help but be inspired by the sum of his life experiences. Although many remain unknown to us, the fact is that our Unknown Soldier has lived a life and persevered through circumstances where many did not. His sense of honor and love for his brothers in arms will not allow him to seek out glory or recognition. Instead, he sings the songs of the great men and women he has had the pleasure of meeting. He encourages, he teaches, he mentors and above all else, he asks for no recognition.[caption id="attachment_17358" align="alignnone" width="750"]
(Photo by Spc. 5 Raymond C. Jewett, courtesy of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center)[/caption]We admit we're not at that level. It's not that we're glory or fame chasers, but we, like many like to be recognized for a job well done. It takes a special man to pass on the spotlight, no matter how well deserved it is. Our Unknown Soldier...his life is defined by a job well done. A life lived to the highest of standards.The level of humility and self-confidence is rare. It is our sincere desire that in our association with him, we are able to learn that kind of wisdom and sincere selflessness. Thank you for your steadfast and unwavering example of a true warrior and man.[caption id="attachment_17357" align="alignnone" width="750"]
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kyle Davis) (Released)[/caption]...And don't let him tell you that he's just an average Joe.Read more stories of American Grit here: