All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in by Robert McGovern

By Robert McGovern

Captain Robert McGovern epitomizes all that's correct and sturdy in the United States. one in every of 9 little ones becoming up in a brand new Jersey kinfolk, he made neighborhood headlines as a highschool soccer phenom prior to turning into a celebrity linebacker for the Kansas urban Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the hot England Patriots. whilst his illustrious NFL profession used to be over, he earned a legislations measure from Fordham college and went to paintings for the hot York urban district attorney's place of work. From that vantage aspect he witnessed close-up the autumn of the dual Towers on that world-altering morning in September 2001—an occasion that encouraged him to go away public existence and sign up for the U.S. military to raised serve the rustic he loves. As an army prosecuting lawyer, Captain McGovern has instructed battlefield commanders on criminal ideas of engagement in Afghanistan and has prosecuted suspected terrorists in Iraq. A committed soldier and a guy of religion who has been at the entrance strains of the battle on Terror—both at domestic and within the center East—Captain Robert McGovern is a unprecedented American with a outstanding and demanding tale to tell—one that each American must listen.

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They’re the people the media ought to be talking about. These are the people whose stories you ought to know. Why you don’t is a question I can’t begin to answer. Or maybe I can. As a young boy growing up in New Jersey, as an NFL linebacker, as a prosecutor in Manhattan, and as an Army officer in Iraq and Afghanistan, I have had the rare privi- Our Defining Moment ★ 29 lege and opportunity to observe these unsung heroes who walk among us every day. I have seen them in schools, on playing fields, on crime-ridden city streets, and in hostile foreign lands and I have never ceased to be amazed by their professionalism, courage, and dedication.

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Yes, I had been part of a war-game exercise about a year before 9/11, and I served for a few months in South Korea with the Special Operations Command there. But that didn’t make me a professional, frontline soldier. It just made me what I was—a reservist who was proud to serve alongside some real soldiers in the regular Army. So when I said, “We’re ready, sir,” to the president, I was awkwardly trying to let him know that I had seen these great men and women in action and I knew what they were capable of.

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