Wounded Warrior heckled at Columbia University 2/21/11



Wow…a Wounded Warrior is heckled during a short speech he gave in support of the reinstatement of the R.O.T.C. (Reserve Officer’s Training Corps) to Columbia University in New York City.  Discrimination.

The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a college-based, officer commissioning program, predominantly in the United States. It is designed as a college elective that focuses on leadership development, problem solving, strategic planning, and professional ethics.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reserve_Officers’_Training_Corps

According to the ‘history’ page in Columbia’s web site, they did have an R.O.T.C. program from 1916 to 1969.  Today, the Army R.O.T.C. goes to Fordham University and the Air Force to Manhatten College  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/rotc/hist.htm



Columbia’s mission statement:

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.  http://www.columbia.edu/content/mission-statement.html


So how does this vilification, discrimination and osterization exist in direct contrast to the core of the university’s mission statement:  it’s desire ‘to attract a diverse student body….teaching on global issues…expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and convey the products of its efforts to the world.  ?????

This young man stands above the crowd.




an act or instance of discriminating.

treatment or consideration of, or making a distinction in favorof or against, a person or thing based on the group, class, orcategory to which that person or thing belongs rather thanon individual merit: racial and religious intolerance anddiscrimination.


Combat Faith: ‘using the virtues of faith to silence the demons of war’


http://www.woundedsoldierhealingwarrior.com/InterviewonLarryKingLive.htmlAllen B. Clark Jr.



From Allen 2/17/11:

I was interviewed about my war wounding and healing on CBS Channel 11 Dallas-Ft. Worth Feb. 16, 2011.

The Honorable Allen Clark 469-831-0841
Founder, Combat Faith Ministry, www.combatfaith.com

Author, Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior

To listen to Allen’s interview on 2/16/11, click on this link:




“The Greatest casualty is being forgotten.” broken promises..

On Monday, Feb. 14, 2011…Valentine’s day..a day of love… ‘greater love has no man than this, that a man lays down his life for his friends.’ John 15:13

Is a day and opportunity for those who have not forgotten the sacrifice of service of the wounded warriors.  Go to the Wounded Warrior Project site and or Facebook page and unite in support of keeping our nation’s promises to our service men and women.

From the Wounded Warrior Project site:  http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/content/view/1191/

On Monday, February 14th join us in an outreach movement to send a message to the White House:

  • Tweet your demand for support for wounded warriors. Paste the following message into Twitter:
    @whitehouse: Time is up, President Obama. Support family caregivers of wounded warriors now. http://tiny.cc/6vmjv #MilitaryMonday
  • Donate your Facebook status to the effort for the day with our message or become a fan of our page and follow the updates on the issue. http://facebook.com/wwpinc.fans
  • Contact the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact and share your outrage at the lack of support for our nation’s heroes and their families.
  • Visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org for additional ways to get involved and show your support.

Read more: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/content/view/1191/#ixzz1DfCDNgpM

(from the Wounded Warrior site): Visit the White House’s Facebook page and leave a comment, demanding that they direct implementation of this support NOW! To leave a comment, you’ll have to click the button to “like” the White House. If you’re not a fan, you can always “unlike” it after leaving your comment.

Suggested post: Mr. President, last May, you signed legislation directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide comprehensive support to wounded warriors’ family-caregivers. Under that law, families should be getting those needed services by now, but VA help seems still a year away. Mr. President, please cut through the red tape and direct implementation NOW! The families have already sacrificed so much!


Promises, but still no help, for those caring for   wounded vets


February 3rd, 1943 and the steadfast faith of the Four Chaplains

Today, February 3rd 1943 The USS (USAT) Dorchester..an army troop transport ship going through “torpedo alley” was hit and sunk near the coast of Greenland. Four interfaith (Catholic, Protestant and Jewish) Chaplains gave away their life jackets and remained on board the fast sinking ship- locked armed praying together for the men.. of the 900 men aboard the ship, only 230 were rescued from those frozen waters.

By Dick Millspaugh BCC

O Holy One,
When disaster strikes by air, land or sea
Strengthen me.

When shock numbs, stuns, or overcomes me
Hold me.

When the flames of anger threaten me
Calm me.

When retaliation seems my only choice
Speak to me of grace.

When I would be god to save all
Humble me.

Creator of the air, land and sea:
Strengthen me, that I may calm others.
Ground me, that I may be peace for others.
Empower me, that I may act where I am.
Humble me, that I may know my need
Is always, always to live in You.



James Swearingen, 1992 Composed/wrote “The Light Eternal” to commemorate/honor their dedication, service, sacrifice and steadfast faith.