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As the 4th of July approaches I am reminded of how great our country is. This country was founded on freedom and our brave soldiers sacrifice everyday for us to remain free. They do the hard things that most of us do not want to do and we would not be free if it weren’t for our soldiers.

I want to personally thank each and everyone who has served in the armed forces protecting our freedoms.  I also want to thank the families who also sacrifice for our freedom.  I personally know the toll the military life style has on the family and the soldier individually. I want to also thank my family, my wife, my children, and my mother and father for supporting me in my career as a Special Operations Soldier. Thank you and God Bless America.

My book You Have To Live Hard To Be Hard One Mans Life in Special Operations tells my life story and what it was like for myself and my family during my 30 years of military service, most of which was spent in special operations. I was a Special Forces Green Beret during my first 10 years of the Army and a Special Operations helicopter pilot for the TF 160th SOAR most of my remaining years in the Army. The book documents my near fatal helicopter accident in 1994 in which my good friend, Carlos Guerrero was sadly killed, and my lengthy recovery and return to duty a year later. It also tells about the events of January 23rd, 2007 in which my brother and 4 other men were killed on the same mission that I and my crew survived.

The book can be purchased at    http://www.youhavetolivehardtobehard.com/

In honor of our Special Operations Soldiers we also have “You Have To Live Hard To Be HardTshirts and Hats for sale. Visit our website at www.livehardtobehard.com

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You Have to Live Hard To Be Hard is the true story of my life. It is focused mostly on two devastating and life changing events in my life: my helicopter accident in July 1994 and the shoot down and death of my brother Art Laguna and 4 other good men that day. I spent 30 years in the U.S. Army, most of it in Special Operations. After Retiring in 2001 I moved to Utah and flew EMS for two hospitals. In 2004 I decided to go to work as a Contractor for a Private Security Company providing security for U.S. diplomats. It was a rewarding job. I love my country and my family. I have been very blessed to have a wonderful family and friends who help me through such hard times. I hope that after reading my book, you will see that we all have hard times in our lives and that we can get through them with the help of family, friends and God.

To go to our website to purchase the book, visit http://www.youhavetolivehardtobehard.com/.