since there was a thread about people you admire, the person I vote for deserves their own thread.
A short bio:
Ranger Gary Horton, a Florida native who now resides in Alabama, is a graduate of Miami Christian College. While in college and after graduation, he directed a seven-state juvenile rehabilitation program. Gary also served as a co-director of a high school assembly program designed to help young people deal with their problems. His interest in troubled youth eventually led him to work with juveniles within the Florida state prison system.
In 1972, Gary joined the U. S. Army and served with the elite Army Airborne Rangers. After leaving the service, Gary renewed his commitment to young people by dedicating his time and talents to creating the phenomenally successful, American Freedom Assembly, which brings pride, hope and optimism to a generation in short supply. Gary was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1978 by Berachah Church in Houston, Texas.
I first met Gary Horton at my school when I was 14. My parents had told me a guest was staying with us for a couple of days and I would see him at school. He travels all over America, speaking at schools talking about God , Country and Patriotism and has the whole school pumped when he is through.
I went to his church camps growing up, and as I got older I even drove with him around to events he had in Alabama. He has made such a positive influence on the kids that listen to his message. Its tough going into huge public schools in big cities. Some jears will come up but people see how serious he is and they shut the hell up pretty quick.
Through all the years this is one hero that has stayed consistant. All school year long he tavels, and travels and doesn't get bogged down.
He still stays with my family when he visits Tulsa and was there last night. It was good to hear from him.
We need him here in Dallas to speak to the idiot kids down here.
You need him in your community as well.
Originally Posted By EricTheHun
I think maybe you oughtta get yourself an M-16 ~ Col Hal Moore
Time comes I need one Sir, there'll be plenty of 'em lying on the ground ~ Sgt Maj Plumley