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Wisdom from WW II Infantry Officer

Posted by on January 15, 2013 in Jobs For Veterans

Here is a letter from Seldon Graham, a member of America’s “Greatest Generation,” those US citizens who endured the Great Depression and then World War II. He led a platoon as a Second Lieutenant Infantry Officer. They all had a mortality rate of less than 9 months!– Seldon has written a chapter in my upcoming book: “An American Crisis” Veteran Unemployment — Stand By Them/ How You Can Help/ Solutions.” And he is also going to be my guest on “Friends of Veterans” blogtalkradio on January 23, 9 AM Pacific.


I’m looking forward to your interview.  As a World War II Infantry officer who is about to reach the age of 87, I am extremely thankful for my health and for my ability to help my Country.  I spend almost all of my time trying to “Save the Republic.”  That is a broad term which I have used for decades that includes helping veterans in every way that I can—including helping veterans to find jobs. 

Trying to “Save the Republic” includes national security and energy security.  I try to bring truth and honesty where there is deception and corruption.  And there is plenty of deception and corruption to attack.  I am thankful that I am able to do my work pro bono publico, which means for the good of the public [without payment to me by anyone].

In a political administration which is anti-free market, I try to “Save the Republic” by supporting private industry by advising my veteran friend to “get away from the flagpole” and find a job in private industry.  The number of government jobs is increasing too much and too fast, and often do not contribute anything but “welfare” payments to a federal employee.  My uncle, who retired after WWII as the highest ranking person in the Department of the Interior who did not have to have Senate approval always said that he was so thankful that he had been a federal employee when the American public actually respected federal employees.  Thus, the IRS story in my chapter.

I write a weekly article for a newspaper and give talks to groups which invite me to talk.  You may want to check my most recent talk and my most recent article, my most recent efforts in trying to “Save the Republic.”

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Thank you,

Mark Baird

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Mark Baird

Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a HirePatriots.com website for their location. Find more information about our military programs at PatrioticHearts.org. And please make a contribution of any kind. Thank you.

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