Archive for May, 2011

Dad and Art …. I miss you both so much. Life is not the same but I know deep down that we will be together again. Family is FOREVER! Dad, I know Memorial Day was your favorite holiday and in 2004 it was also the day you decided to go back to heaven. Tell Art I miss him and that I am sorry for how things ended for him. I would do anything to change it if I could. I know you both are in good company with the many heroes from our country through the ages. The rest of us here are doing our best to carry on and to make you both proud. You and Art are always in our prayers.

As for my other brave brothers who died in combat, thanks for your service and sacrifice to keep us all free. I pray our country will remain free and that your sacrifice was not in vain. God Bless America.

Art on Aloha Friday in Baghdad

Dad with some of his grandchildren in 1986.

January 23, 2007 brothers in Arms who gave all

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Dan was invited to speak at the Native American Chamber of Commerce held at the Zions Bank Building in Salt Lake City, UT. We met the most amazing people who have similar desires to pay it forward. When you are so blessed you just want to share and help others to enjoy the same blessings.

YOU HAVE TO LIVE HARD TO BE HARD One Man’s Life In Special Operations by Dan Laguna

There really are very few books that you “can’t put down” and this is one of those books.

As a pilot and having been involved in the pilot training business for years, we would always hear stories about the “TF160 group.”  It was a mysterious group of the best trained, best disciplined and most hardened professional pilots that exist.  They operated where no man would dare and they performed operations that all knew were amazing even without knowing the facts… because they can’t be told.  Dan Laguna opens up, to the extent that he can, what it was like to be part of this elite group. More importantly he opens the door to the type of men these pilots are in their personal lives. They are family men, patriots and men of God.

My personal thanks to Dan for opening the curtain behind his incredible personal life.

Mark A. Kendell

Chairman & CEO

Kendell & Associates, LLC

International Venture Banking

You Have To Live Hard To Be Hard One Man’s Life In Special Operations by Dan Laguna

Dan Laguna has delivered one of the finest memorials to those who gave it all for the freedoms so many of us take for granted. His ability to tell the story of these high flying, super patriotic, uncommonly brave group of American heroes will keep the reader riveted page after page. He brings glory, decency, honor and esprit de corps to a world desperately in need of righteous examples of serving ones country while in the employ of a company named Blackwater. They do it with a magnificent flair and a zest for doing what is right in an upside down world. The book tells a different story than most have seen in the main stream media about Blackwater and illustrates in great detail why I’d like to be there to carry their water. Mr. Laguna has given light to those he has portrayed as they really are; living large, living big, living hard.

Gerald R. Molen

A former Marine

Academy Award winning Producer (Shindler’s List)

Co Chairman Whitelight Media Group

Father’s Day is around the corner. You Have To Live Hard To Be Hard One Man’s Life In Special Operations By Dan Laguna is a great gift for Father’s Day. You can get a personalized copy signed by Dan by ordering on the official Book Website at www.youhavetolivehardtobehard.com .  To get your book signed by Dan and personalized all you have to do is order before June 6th and send an email through the website on  Contact Us  and let him know who to sign it to.

As you probably already know, Dan Laguna works in Amman Jordan and will be leaving to go back the first week of June. So, don’t miss this opportunity to get a personalized copy signed by Dan Laguna before he leaves.