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Student of the Gun

Honor Flight Veterans Receive Emotional, Heart-Felt Welcome

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As I sat at my desk on a Monday sipping coffee and sorting emails before actually attempting to work, my wife hollered up the stairs. "Do you have plans for tomorrow evening?" Well, I didn't and told her so. She continued, "I just forwarded you an article from the Sun Herald, there is an Honor Flight tomorrow and they are inviting people to come out and welcome the veterans back home." The decision was an easy one and we let the kids know that on the evening of Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 we'd make the short drive to Gulfport/Biloxi Airport to welcome home the World War II vets who would be making the flight.

Honor Flight
For those who still do not know what an Honor Flight is, allow me a moment. In 2005, an organization was created to assist the rapidly diminishing number of World War II veterans in traveling to Washington D.C. to visit the National WWII Memorial. The Honor Flight Network is funded by private donations and pays the complete cost of transporting WWII veterans and a guardian to assist them for a one-day trip to the capital city. Veterans range in ages from 85 to 99 years old. These men and women visit the WWII Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. It is a tremendous undertaking, the veterans leave early in the morning and are returned to their point of origin that evening. My own grandfather, Charles McClelland, a US Navy veteran who was injured at Pearl Harbor and served out his tour until 1946, took an Honor Flight previously.

Faux Govt Shut Down
Monday came and went like most Mondays will. On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 I started my day running numerous errands. While listening to the radio in the truck I heard...
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Student of the Gun is the #1 source for education, enjoyment and enlightenment of real-world firearms including: training, videos, radio, books and articles. A beginner once, a student for life. www.studentofthegun.com

Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a lifelong journey of education, enlightenment and the enjoyment of firearms. Each episode will introduce the viewer to new and interesting firearms as well as the latest gear to go with them.

Listen to SOTG Radio Here: www.studentofthegun.com/radio

We will travel throughout the United States, seeking the advice and expertise of the best firearms trainers available. Sometimes deadly serious, sometimes just for fun, Student of the Gun will always strive to educate and entertain our viewers while offering them an insiders' look at the worlds of firearms.

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About the Host

Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a United States Marine, police officer, professional bodyguard, and small arms and tactics instructor. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly 20 years, and has hundreds of articles in print. A regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows, Markel is a subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.

Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students, young and old, for decades and has also worked actively with 4H Shooting Sports programs. Markel holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines; nonetheless, he is, and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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Win Guns and Get FREE Training Here: http://bit.ly/15fmMI9

As I sat at my desk on a Monday sipping coffee and sorting emails before actually attempting to work, my wife hollered up the stairs. "Do you have plans for tomorrow evening?" Well, I didn't and told her so. She continued, "I just forwarded you an article from the Sun Herald, there is an Honor Flight tomorrow and they are inviting people to come out and welcome the veterans back home." The decision was an easy one and we let the kids know that on the evening of Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 we'd make the short drive to Gulfport/Biloxi Airport to welcome home the World War II vets who would be making the flight.

Honor Flight
For those who still do not know what an Honor Flight is, allow me a moment. In 2005, an organization was created to assist the rapidly diminishing number of World War II veterans in traveling to Washington D.C. to visit the National WWII Memorial. The Honor Flight Network is funded by private donations and pays the complete cost of transporting WWII veterans and a guardian to assist them for a one-day trip to the capital city. Veterans range in ages from 85 to 99 years old. These men and women visit the WWII Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery. It is a tremendous undertaking, the veterans leave early in the morning and are returned to their point of origin that evening. My own grandfather, Charles McClelland, a US Navy veteran who was injured at Pearl Harbor and served out his tour until 1946, took an Honor Flight previously.

Faux Govt Shut Down
Monday came and went like most Mondays will. On Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 I started my day running numerous errands. While listening to the radio in the truck I heard...
***Read more: http://www.studentofthegun....

Student of the Gun is the #1 source for education, enjoyment and enlightenment of real-world firearms including: training, videos, radio, books and articles. A beginner once, a student for life. www.studentofthegun.com

Being a Student of the Gun is not about being a novice or beginner. Student of the Gun represents a lifelong journey of education, enlightenment and the enjoyment of firearms. Each episode will introduce the viewer to new and interesting firearms as well as the latest gear to go with them.

Listen to SOTG Radio Here: www.studentofthegun.com/radio

We will travel throughout the United States, seeking the advice and expertise of the best firearms trainers available. Sometimes deadly serious, sometimes just for fun, Student of the Gun will always strive to educate and entertain our viewers while offering them an insiders' look at the worlds of firearms.

Earn Bonus Entries Here: www.studentofthegungear.com

About the Host

Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a United States Marine, police officer, professional bodyguard, and small arms and tactics instructor. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly 20 years, and has hundreds of articles in print. A regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows, Markel is a subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force.

Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students, young and old, for decades and has also worked actively with 4H Shooting Sports programs. Markel holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines; nonetheless, he is, and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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