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"colonel manion" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"For the forty, four, New York City firefighters who were killed an active military service over the core of the history of New York City fire department. So that's what we presented to them and ever since that day. The foundation has brought myself into brought me into their their activities. I've become more involved Ryan and I have become friends and they have been nothing, but gracious to me. They actually explained to me that at one point and Ryan could probably touch on this a little bit better. But I won't point. They actually came to New York to try and find me. Before the book before, while Brian can probably tell this. What was that? What was that like to you? Knew about this gentleman, but you didn't know who he was? Yeah. So you know, right after Travis was killed. I think it was. It was probably less than a year later. My dad said, I want to go to rescue one because it had been such an impactful trip for Travis. We went up to rescue one. We actually had a friend who was a marine who was a firefighter, not that didn't serve rescue one, but had some connections there. So he got us to visit up there. We went up. I took my my husband, my mom, dad, and my youngest daughter, we showed up there and they were incredibly gracious, but we could tell none of them had been the firefighters that had been with Travis. They They were like, were like. oh, I think we remember him, you know? But you know, like, but it it still for me walking away. I was like, well, that was special just to see. I mean, I don't know one, but it's incredible. And there's just something so special about it. And so we left there with that fast forward after meeting in actually getting to meet Tim and being like, this is the guy. Yeah. Well, let's let's rewind. Just a second. What was it like on your urine for you and your father went Tim, sends that Email? What was the reaction? Well, so that came into our general mailbox and I remember our office manager was like orated this to to my dad and I and and just like Tim thought like they thought I was some wacko humans life. I'm not sure if this is legit. And we read it and my dad's like, no. I mean, he knows that Steve's helicopter pilot like this must be the guy, but and true. You know Colonel Manion Marine Corps fashioned kind of sat on it for a little. And how he was going to respond. And then you know, I mean, it was instantaneous once we connected with him and he came to town right away. It wasn't. I knew right away when he came that it wasn't like, hi, we're gonna spend the day with him and that'll be it. You know, there was going to be a friendship there that would continue on and surely has. That's the main thing just grates toy to such a good story and the Travis Manion foundation, the if not me then who, and you. There's so many different avenues that you've taken in that approach. I know one is in small community projects and fixing another is this year. It was a trip to Alaska for gold star families to connect with each other and to do service projects for other people. And there's so many different things at the foundation does. Can you just give a quick overview of of what is? Yes. So our goal at at the foundation is to play a role in. Strengthening America's national character. And we truly believe that our men and women who serve in uniform or the catalyst to make that change. And we wanna make sure that we're giving men women who take off the uniform in opportunity to continue their service right here at home. So we're doing everything from we have over a thousand trained post nine, eleven veterans that are out there, teaching character education to our nation's youth. We presented character education over two hundred fifty thousand students across the country..
"colonel manion" Discussed on Zero Blog Thirty
"To the firefighter community as well. And that's where we pick up the story with Tim again and Tim, how did you find this book? And where do we go from there? Well, what happens is the my friend, Steve Elliot, and I Steve's a former marine. We would trade books back and forth. I read a book, I'd give it to him, he'd readable. So under he came and gave me this book and he says, you should read this book Clinton side, note proof that marines read. There weren't. We can exist. So Steve gives me the book brothers forever, and I was actually reading it. I was jogging on the treadmill at the gym as I'm reading the book. And one of the things that Colonel Manion had done in the book was he actually talked about travis's visit prior to a second deployment to rescue one. And in the book talks about that a former marine. Gave him the tour and you know the story as it goes as I'm Rena I nearly fell off the treadmill because I go. I remember that night. I was barking yeah. You know they're talking about me. So I call Steve and I said, I'm in the book. He goes, what are you talking about? You're not. In that I said, remember the part where talking about the former, he goes only got it. Is you. And I told my wife and she's like, I remember you telling me about two marines visiting you at the firehouse. So what ends up. I read the book and I was to find out that you know Travis, Brandon had. Had been killed, and I was like, holy, I met this guy. Yeah. So at the back of the book, it says for more information, visit the Travis Manion foundation website. I go on the website and I kind of expecting. I hear about all these different foundations and you think it's, you know, they have a golf outing every year they give thousand bucks to some college kid going off to college, and that's pretty much a lot of these foundations. But then when I realized what this foundation had become very, very impressed with what they had done in about not quite ten years. And what I did was I had contact us. I sent them an Email and I said, you know, to concern, my name is Tim Sullivan on the former marine that was working when Travis came to visit rescue one. And I said, I'm not some nut job. I really am the guy and I, what I do is I talked about remember what I remember Travis, but I talked about what I remembered of the friend that was with him. And I said, you know, I remember this guy. He was a helicopter pilot and to kind of prove myself crazy loon trying to give them a hard time. Right? And I said, look, I just want to express my condolences. I did not know until just now in early twenty fifteen that Travis had been killed. I'm express my condolences. So about a month goes by and I don't hear anything. So I kind of figured off into the nother world and then Colonel Manion received Email back from Colonel Manion. And he says, dear tame, we've always wondered who you are. You know, it'd be great. I'd love to sit down with you and have a beer someday. And my reaction was, well, I like beer. Reaction. I'd love to sit down and have a beer with you also. And then we look into it and it turns out there's a there is a golf outing every year for the foundation, it's around the anniversary of travis's death of usually the last Monday in April or so and Steve Elliot, and I decide we're going to, we'll go down and we'll play golfing will donate to the cause. And when we went down to the Gulf outing, we decided we were going to pay our respects from not just from us, but also from the fire department. Stephen IRA both members of the VFW post. So we came down and we actually the the fire helmet that you see there..
"colonel manion" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"And in future in that is the forward of a book called brothers forever the net ford was written by jon allen who's retired four star marine corps general and the book which is about travis manion brendan looney is written by retired marine corps colonel tom manion travis's dead and we are honored today to have colonel manion on the podcast to give us some insight into the lives of these two amazing men welcome and thank you so much for coming on thanks remm meter guys honored to have you on here and i guess with a story like this we might as well go a little bit back to the beginning and a lot of travis's life folks at listen the podcast you may remember the name travis manion because when brian stand was on he talked quite a bit about about travis and how much travis helped brian try to learn how to wrestle try no offense brian he did his best to teach you but it was never your best skill set but obviously resting was a big part of his life and i'm gonna go to the book now in here we go he attended classes studied in rhode his papers but always thought wrestling would best prepare him for being a warrior leader on the battlefield this belief was reinforced by the qualities he saw in captain doug zambia zan back a two time all american wrestler navy who attended as many practices in as he could and frequently sparred with travis.