Swearing In: The Oath of Enlistment and the Oath of Office
" I, _______ do solemnly swear t(or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
(Title 10, US Code; act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).
Author: Peace A. Foxx Jr.
Co-Author: Debra L. Foxx
I, Peace A. Foxx Jr. am a Vietnam
Combat Marine Christian Warrior. Yes, once a Marine always a Marine. I served in country during the 68-69 conflict. I was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts but I grew up in the Marine Corp. I am a Co-Founder of the New England Center for Homeless Veterans. I served as a peer counselor and group leader for fifteen years. I am also a member of the Board of Directors, Emeritus. I retired from Verizon Communications after 26 years of service as a central office / switching machine technician and power technician.
Group Leader, Peer Counselor, Co-Founder
The Vietnam Veterans Workshop originated from a combat, support group who gathered together each week in Brighton, Massachusetts. We opened the doors to the center in 1990. Since then, I have learned so much. Most importantly, I know what it means to be a Warrior. I served on a battlefield in Vietnam, but as many of you know, once we survived that bloodshed, there was an even greater conflict awaiting us at home.
Christian Marriage and PTSD
We Laugh, We Cry, We love
No one ever told us marriage would be easy. After 23 years of marriage our bond is stronger; our love more embracing. It sometimes feels like there are 3 people in a Christian marriage when one of those two married individuals suffer with posttraumatic stress. The 3rd person I am referring to is the posttraumatic stress symptoms and triggers. It is by the grace of God, the word of God and faith in God, that we live and love each other in a fulfilling happiness. Warriors and Christians have a lot in common; we serve in truth and love. We fall down and we get up.