Over the last few years I’ve been drawn closer to our returning soldiers. I’ve met some amazing people at Wounded Warrior outings, traveling through airports, or sipping a cold one at a local Moose Lodge, VFW, or Elks Club. Those who serve our country are truly heroes and I am in awe of their courage, commitment, loyalty, and dedication despite the decrepit state of our political system.

Hopefully I can share some personal stories and others gleened from the media about all the good our troops are doing for you and me. Bear with me as I gradually add tidbits about our true heroes.

 

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Flying back from the Champions Tour School last weekend I was sitting in the handicap section, the bulkhead, when an older gentleman sat next to me. He was missing his right arm and possibly a leg, I wasn’t sure. Tired and worn out from the long week I was ready to nap but we struck up a brief conversation. He was a northern Minnesota native and we had a bit in common. The more he spoke the more I didn’t need my nap.

Long story short, his name was Jon Hovde, a Vietnam vet who was almost left for dead. I’ve gleaned some information from his web site and he sent me a personalized copy of his book, Left for Dead, A Second Life after Vietnam. Please check it out, I think you’ll be fascinated.

Author of “Left for Dead: A Second Life After Vietnam”
About the Book

Recipient of the 18th Annual Minnesota Book Club Award!

Associate:
Lorri Ann Hartel
info@jonhovde.com
2607 Wheat Drive
Red Lake Falls, MN 56750

For more information and to book a presentation, contact Jon Hovde’s office at 218-253-4391 218-253-4391 , extension 20.

Hi. I’m Jon Hovde. I’m happy you’re here. My purpose as a person, husband, father, grandfather, keynote speaker, author and Vietnam veteran is to “Make a Difference.”

When I made that vow in 1968, I was laying on my deathbed in a hospital in Vietnam. At the time, I wasn’t sure what it would mean. But I now know my life has a purpose and that is what I want to share with others.

For the past several years, I’ve traveled this great country of ours, visiting with people about my experiences. I especially enjoy the opportunity to connect with students, and if you read some of the letters they’ve sent me, I think you’ll agree that my message has a profound impact on them.

I hope I can visit with you and your group in the future. In the meantime, please take a look around my website to learn more about my story and my purpose. If I can answer any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Jon Hovde
Jon D. Hovde | 10863 410 St., SW, Fertile, MN 56540
Ph: (218) 945-6781 (218) 945-6781 | Fax: (218) 945-3513 | Email: jon@jonhovde.com

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A NICE CHRISTMAS POEM FOR OUR TROOPS

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