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Episode 6 · 6 months ago

The Saluting Marine - SSGT Tim Chambers

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

SSGT Tim Chambers is a Marine Corps Veteran, Author, Motivational Speaker, Highschool Mascot, and AMVETS Spokesperson. Most people know of him from standing at attention in Washington D.C. for Rolling Thunder every Memorial Day Weekend. He also visits Veterans throughout the year in hospitals, homes, and even on their deathbeds. Tim pays for everything out of his own pocket, but you can help by becoming a Sponsor, making a donation or purchasing products from his website at The Saluting Marine.

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Decoration Day or, as we all know it now, Memorial Day, as a day where we honor the men and women who died while servant in the military. And on Memorial Day weekend there's always a big an event that goes on in Washington DC. Thousands, I mean thousands, of bikes from across the country coming to DC. It's known as rolling thunder and there's a gentleman, now, let me take that back. There is a marine that stands there saluting the whole time as all these bikers are riding past him. This is something that he's been doing for years, but it didn't start that way. It started when he was in a Marine Corps and they were doing stuff for Special Olympics and to hear his story and what he's doing today because he's a Marine Corps veteran. Some people think he's still servant, though he is a veteran. But the thing is he's not only out there for rolling thunder. He travels everywhere throughout the year visiting veterans, not just Marine Corps veterans, any veteran. He goes and visits, visits them under yo at their bedside when they're dying. I mean the things he does. It's just it's breathtaking. But the other thing is he has no sponsors. Every place he goes to, everything he does, he pays out of his own pocket. This is where he needs your help. Anybody can become a sponsor for him to help pay his way, whether it's air miles, whether it's donations. There's so many different ways you can help out and on this episode of Lifetime Moth I am talking to Marine Corps veteran staff, Sergeant Tim Chambers. A lot of you and may know him as the saluting marine. He took the lifetime move. He lives by that lifetime mooth and he goes and he visits all these other people, all these veterans and families that have taken the lifetime ooth. It did me a favor listen to this. Go to his website, which is the saloon and Marinecom purchases, book purchases shirts, make a donation, become an ambassador. If you can help him in any way so he can go visit more of these veterans, please do so. This is lifetime ooth. You're when it came to find a sponsor for lifetime oath, I wanted somebody that I knew cared about the veterans in the first responders, somebody that actually did a lot in the community, and I was able to find that exact person, Joe Ayler of t our heel construction group. I am happy to say they are the exclusive sponsor for lifetime ooth. Tar Heel construction group does basically anything exterior wise on your house, whether besiding, windows, roof, gutters. They take care of it all, and the best thing about it is they look out for the veterans in the first responders. They're not one of these companies that say, Oh, free root for your you know if you're a veteran and all that. They that's a marketing employee. People do that because they wanted. They're taking advantage of a lot of the veterans and first responders. In my eyes, Tar heel doesn't do that. Yeah, if they find out you're a veteran, they're going to take care of you. They find out you're a first responder, they're going to take care of you. But guess what, even if you're not, they're still going to take care of you. They are the two thousand and Nineteen Harford Award winner for outstanding service to the community. They are gf master elite Roofer. They have the Harford canty living stamp of approval. They have won the Harvord caunty living choice awards as well as the best of Harford. And when it comes to reviews, well, just look at good to our heel construction groupcom. Do a Google search on tar heel construction group reviews. You'll see how great people love them. Good to our heel construction groupcom or give them a call at four hundred and zero three eight seven zero two one. Again, that's four hundred and two sixty eight seven zero two one. Also, just when the legionary views, information or opinions expressed during lifetime move are...

...sole e there's of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of tar heel construction group or their employees. My name is rich Bennett and this is lifetime move. On this podcast you'll hear from veterans, active military, their families, their spouses, firefighters, police officers, nurses, doctors, first responders, all these people that serve us. They served to protect us, they serve to defend the constitution of the United States. These are people that have served on wartime. They have served throughout the different cities of the United States or at the world they have served on peacetime. They have some incredible stories, whether sad, someone making man, some will make you lave. These are the people that have taken the lifetime so sitting here today with Tim Chambers, who was a marine. A lot of you may know him as the saluting marine, and he's one that took the lifetime oath. Not exactly sure when, but we're going to find out and he's just living proof that that oath is for a lifetime. So, first of all, Tim, welcome. It's great to finally get you on. I know we've been playing tag for what about a month or something like that, going back and forth. Oh yeah, before even getting old of it. Yeah, yeah, because I thought, well, we talked on the phone about a month or two ago and then we I think you had to go to Florida. Yeah, you're always traveling, aren't you? Yeah, it's you know, and it allows me to reach more people, because never one can make it a being see to begin with, and there's so many leaving our ranks and and you know, I want to embrace them, I want to embrace society. I want to tell them how they already fit. They already a place for them. They don't have to go to ex streames. have an identity. There are serving there's many ways to serve kind of thing, you know. Right, right, so with you. Well, let's go back, all right. So, as a kid, was did you always dream of becoming a marine? No, actually, so, I had. How they keep out me? What was your childhood like him? What made you decide to join the Marine Corps? Well, growing up on the farm, oldest too sakes, helping my mom, my brother and sisters. I was kind of a leader of sorts then, you know, and it was only a six year time spend between all of us, so I had to be more persuasive than the older brother with the Iron Fist kind of thing, you know, right. And from there I grew up. You know, I got to have my grandfather, which was a World War Two VAT, which I never really in learned much about, and he was a hard worker and he had pride and everything he did he's a very proud he cared about the edging of his lawn, he cared about the no weeds and the strawberries. He cared about the way the all the pickures, parked their cars in a military manner. I mean he did things that we're uniform. Yes, yes, and he had pride and everything. Yeah, and Oh, your microphone went off. It looks like your microphones off. I can't hear you. Okay, yeah, I hit the Little Mute Button. Yeah, it's okay. Oh, yeah, you were told that the pride and everything that he had. Yeah, so I had that growing up. You know. I tucked in my shirt, I wore a belt, I drove the dressed appropriately at school and church, and so I didn't study very hard, I wasn't putting in the owner programs. So I thought they were done with me. So I put all my energy into sports, into the drama in the band, because I got instant gratification from doing those things, you know, as a kid, right. And you know, GRANDPA thought he was, you know, just cream of the crop, and that's what the football team thought to were. But you know, it's on the attitude. I bought in and I thought I was going to marry this validict touring and live happily ever after. And for several years my buddies would take me to their cruiting office and I'd wait in the car, I went into town get a burger at it Burger King, because we didn't have a we didn't have a burger king in our little town. Right. I went in their office once. Then I ran the kickoff back for a touchdown. You know, I became junior class president at all these bodies that were like I was in inspiring as the mascot to...

I was a mascot, I was the Fox. I motivated the whole conference. Have just our school, and so I just had other focus. But I knew that I had deliver to the standards with my grandpa implemented in me growing up. And it just came to be after me seting on the part on the couch and my buddies would have the recruiters over and their hippie parents would be asked him all these questions about the Marine Corps and killing and all this stuff, and so they all started to not want to go in the military and they were applying for college because I wasn't going to go. And then I'm I'm girlfriend, taking the recruiting office and said Hey, I'm ready. You know, I've made the decision. This is the best thing for me, and all my friends followed me. I brought in like three or four bodies with me too, went to boot camp with me, and they were starting to apply for like financial aid and things like that for college, you know what I mean. So they were completely on a different path and I said I'm going to join the Marine Corps. They couldn't believe it because it's sat in the car for so many times, because I just came into town to get a free to get a hamburger. It lunch time. Well, they were going to see the recruiter. Yeah, they would go in there and I just sit in the car. I'm like, okay, no, I'm in love with this valid actorium. Those very formal Catholic relationship. We didn't have a whole lot of fun, but I could have lowered the hipster once, but anyway. So, yeah, so, well, so you are. You went in. Now what yeard you go? If you don't me asking, one thousand nine hundred and ninety four. Ninety four, okay, you went to see Diego, I take it? Yes, west of the Mississippi pretty much goes, you know, to San Diego. Right. So what was because I'm parasilid guy and I actually we haven't taught to somebody would see Diego yet. But how was boot Cape and see Diego? Well, you know, I'm I'm kind of slow. I jumped in the Shaow in the pool. I could remember my locker combination to save my behind. Okay, I couldn't even remember my brack was a lot of us couldn't like I. You know, in the big difference between Bears Island San Diego. I mean I believe as in San Diego have mountains and me of sand. We just don't have the fleas. You guys have heels and fleas and humidity. We don't have the humidity you. You're so isolated on an island. We have these airplanes flying in every night. So I'm on duty late at night doing fire watch and all of a sudden the door kicks open and the drillers character starts singing along with this song home. Where in the music's playing? Home, he goes. You want to go home, don't you recruit? You want to go home and get high, don't you recruit? And I was scared deadly of drugs because my mom would tear my behind off the fifty yard line if I was doing anything wrong. There were consequences, you know, and that's another thing the rink corps emulated was my grandfather and the consequences I had to live up to on the farm with my mother. If I didn't have the grades, I wasn't going to the school dance. There were consequences. So I made the decision because the records emulated with my grandfather taught me growing up the consequences my mother held me too. I was an extremely good physical fit, physical fit condition, you know, and the Rink Corps was one of the more physically regulated services. They and a lot of pride and everything I saw pride as pride. And My GRANDPA was coast guard in World War II. He was in the coastguard. Yes, yes, simper produs, and he had just as much pride, if not more, wow, anyone ever met in my life. He was so proud of the lawn, of the lawn. I mean, we don't walk on the grass, the lawn. You know, my father was the same way it because he was got when he came to the yard. The grass had to be cut. It had to be cut different each time, but also it had to be this, the lines had to be the same. Oh yeah, he was the same way. He wasn't World War Two, he was Korea. But still, all my career. Holy Macrol, you know when he was he marine? No, no, he was a navy frogman, as before they had the seals. And Yeah, because, yeah, when I was supposed to going, I was supposed to going to navy, took the test, I was only seventeen. He was going to sign and him I'm a mother. And then when I went up to get the papers, a buddy of mine took me up introduced me to the Marine Corps recruiter. I came home with the papers for the Marine Corps. My father went off and refused to sign. So told me I would never make it. Best that's the one of the best lessons he ever taught me in life, as when he told me I would never make it, because once I turned eighteen I was on my way to Paras islent and I and to this day I keep that in the back of my head. Somebody's telling me I can't do something, I'm going to prove him wrong. And even with business and everything, that's what I do. Don't tell me I can't do something, because I'm going to show you that I can do it. My birth father and I say birth father, get a second my mom got married several times and Danny Ponder, Him and his brother wrecked Dad's new car and he sec brought...

...them down their crewton office and there was an allotment started. So they went in the Marine Corps and my birth father went over to Vietnam. Unfortunately, haven't not a relationship with him. I changed my last name before high school because a guy named John Chambers came in a life supported us. It added my all my mom's boyfriends. He didn't abuse my mother. So he worked my GRANDPA on the farm in at a respect before high school. took his last name. Not all the kids dead now. This is six kids right. And just because you're like dating the colonel's daughter doesn't mean you're has on salary. Okay, he was. Yeah, made hourly on the farm full of hills, dragging Christmas trees, throwing strawberry crates around. That's the farm I got to grow up, running behind the tractor picking up stumps and rocks out of fields, running from bees that we'd run over. Wow Tag my whole bees nest. We canned everything. So you know, I can really relate to the older generation of veterans and and you know, as we're going to evolve in this conversation on Al Lo and behold, I'm there for them. I can make them laugh, I can remind them. They know they're not forgotten. The families know they're not forgotten, because I have grow up with the tail end of that society. We took you took pride in your family name, let alone what your actions were. You knew where you stood at the head of the table. Yeah, and that's dragged the Vietnam and cream war vets back through the mud of never being recognized to being spit on to they know where they sit in society because they had that upbringing. Yeah, it's the Vietnam Vet's. You look at all the errors of people to have served in the Vietnam. That's, I think, are the wins ahead at the toughest because they got home and there were even a lot of world war two vets that didn't even talk to him. They were which was said, they said. I remember hearing the stories from my uncle, because who is the Vietnam Vet, which is great? War Vets probably went through a bit of that as well, you know, because you ever got to win the war per se right. They say forgotten victory war, but I say it's a forgotten victory because we put them back at the we sent them back home. Now, obviously that was the first time the government started to step way too far into the operations and just let them, the warfighters, do their job and get the mission done. And then they and we haven't kicked them out of that position. Over eight thousand lives never came back from Korea. That was three years yeah, twenty nations came together fight the even doors North Korea, the Chinese, the Russians. Some of those men got sent to Russia. I got sent to China. They were in factories. If anything gets reparations, those POW's should get something back from those countries that we just got welcomed in the next day like they never did anything wrong. They never hit below the belt exactly. I live with this shit. I don't know why, but it's my head and that's why I go out of my way to do what I do, because we need to be reminded of these things and the old guys need to hear it from a young buck saying, Oh my God, you learned about the Korean War. You know that Jeff Carthur commented the navy and the Marines have never shown so brightly in the Korean War. You're a hundred and ten percent correct. They do it, and we'll get into that. Admitute with your nonprofit and everything that you do, because it's just that's what worries me about these young kids today. They don't have the opportunity to sit down with some of those veterans. You're from World War II or even Vietnam. Are Curia? Yeah, and that's something that I wish everybody had the opportunity to do. Yeah, those are the true mentors because it's action. Yeah, I can show action, not just a bunch of talk. It's much better than the therapist that never went outside the box in their life, got an edgycussion and all they do is put people in a box and they short change them because it's so many variables. You diagnosed, you put them in a box, you think you did something. Well, you gave them a bitch wits when there's other holistic ways they can go about doing that. Ye, we don't need more therapist. I'm sorry, we need these old guys saying hey, motivator, my ass had to catch a bus to the Va. Then they sent me over there. Then they sent me over there and I had to provide. I had two kids, I had to go to work. Yeah, and they did exact structure the young bucks have today. So much. I say today, I mean the last twenty five years now. MMM, they didn't the structure of the older generations to be able to March back in the society, regardless what was there for them or not. Number one, they did good with a structure, like my brother does good when he gets locked up and gets put in prison, becomes the head chef. I'm like, Kevin, you can do this when you get out, you can rid a room, you can go be a great cook at the grocery store, like what the and so there's no structure. The wonder namelessly. And then all of a sudden they wanted identity. So, though this is only the ten percent in mind, you okay, case, there's always that ten percent. They think, okay,...

...how am I get my identity back? Oh, I'm going to get a service animal. Then people are going to recognize who I am. But we already recognize who they are. And as they march forward in order the sacrifice they can make, the same impact they made in the branch on their own, because they don't think about the quality of life of the animal. We have seven cats. They don't think about that a lot of them, and that's why they need to be put back in the ranks and motivated in society needs to not just say thank you, but hey, are you a painter? Do you do real estate? What do you do? I want to employ you, I want to hire you. Oh my God, your resume not too good. However, you got to this rank, you serve this long, you got these awards. I'm going to invest in you. We U stick around for a few years, like you did the Marine Corps. Sign a contract, there'll be a return on investment and hire them. It's all the goold check in the box programs for the companies. They're not really going out of their way. There's no sens of urgency. Meanwhile the dominoes are falling. So yeah, yeah, yeah's. It reminds me of a buddy of mine that I served with and he he got out, then he re enlisted into the army. He was over in Afghanda, stand his vehicle here to IED these say he was on he got medical leaf. He didn't want to leave because when they told him they were sending him to Germany for surgery and all that, he's like no, I want to stay here. From my mentor like you can't, and then they ended up sending him home medical discharge and he was pissed. He just he wanted to go back and but he used they. I think they they wanted him. They told him he could collect a hundred percent disabilities. Like now, if you're not going to be I'm going to work. Yes, so I'm not exactly. Yeah, he I mean they had replaced both of his hips, but he's like, I don't give a shit, man, I'm working and that's why he is. Matter of fact, when he got his hips, I had a laft my ass off at this because he called me up. He's like Bennett said, took me a year and a half, but the va finally got me in. They replaced both the hips. Yeah, that stupid ass doctor, not that told me or told me not to lift so much and all this. He said, well, I did. I said, I's got so you're getting back into shape. He said, well, I was trying. They got to replace my hips again. Oh my gosh, that reminds me. I am. I'm a pick line in my arm room, a drain in my back and they said you can't lift and I was moonlighting, throwing Christmas treated around on a Christmas tree lat at night in home springs and the pickline came out of my body. I pushed it back in. It was like chainsaw Texas massacre part three. Oh God. Then it got infected and I almost died in the car because I got infected and a fever and barely made it to the hospital. I was on leaving between commands. And so I don't mess around with the pick line, I don't mess around with the drain. But I became a hypocrite because, as a leader of Marines, if I saw a marine halfast and it with the crutch is trying to get his child because don't got off their tail to help them, I was knee deep in there behind because they told him they would not, they would not rehab correctly and then they'll be broken the rest of their life. Yeah, see how easy didn't become a hypocrite, you know? Well, I know if because, yeah, I still have that mentality. No Pain, new gain. And when I went back to the car, pract because I go to the chiropractor now for my back of everything, and they're like we've been doing and I told him, I said we've been working now. I said, you know, I've just been doing my normal stuff. They're like, I don't understand. Had you miss up your back this time? Said, well, I think I may be lifted too much. You know, I said, but it hurts. I just kind of going why, I said I was talking new pain. Nukie, know you're older now. You have to stop. If it hurts your stop because that needs your body still then, you know. But I was just cavinciled that time. So I did and then I got out of shape and I fell out of my didn't fall over, run, but I didn't do too good on a pft, I'll be honest with you. And I was a grander pftr or tw hundred and eighty five and above, and I had to fight with the command to give me the allotted time in the order to get my ass back to squared away. And why did I have to fight? I was already a staff and sale, I already gave my life. I already I never played Sick Bay commando games. Okay, like I must having seal now. But that's how easy it is. When Marines can run into that command, that that section that doesn't like what you do, they can either take it like, oh, he's just a crazy cowboy fan or he's a saluting marine. Am I showing up on the blodder? Is the MP's coming to get me? You know these things aren't happening. So why aren't you embracing the good? Whether you agree with it or not, you got embrace the good. We got so busy and courage in the wayward in CEL creed. Maybe long after...

...you were in the Marine Corps, but they came up these creeds like they had to put it on paper to remind the young bucks, senior level, middle level management, what their job was. What they need to do, marine and CEO, dedicating true Marines, dedicated and training new marines, inspiring the old forever conscience, your Marines underbout charge of exambles by the Nice stators possible. You'll command deserving courage awayward. Remember your responsive. We Command officer Brown's Marines for Ale, Profincion, discipline, and they'll be a direct reflection of you. Now, why does it have to be on paper? That should be passed like this to that they put it's on paper now and then they have this honor curch commitment card, like you really need to have that on your body. That should be tattooed inside your soul. Otherwise, maybe you should have watched at a boot camp, because they had to become more of mentors now than just washing them out. Then it may become our problem children the fleet, or maybe those are the ones that can't handle the stress they had to handle, because I could handle the stress in boot camp. Yeah, but no, we need we need therapists, we need the Va, we need all this government over wasted money when it comes down to common sense. Yeah, it's definitely not deceived from what you were in and when I was in. It's just the government has become too involved and we would us. Yeah, I thought I saw something not too long ago where they said Your Door Boot Cape, the drill strictors aren't even allowed to put their hands in your face. I'm like, come on, give me a break. I mean it's if you do something wrong, you pay for it. How else you going to learn? I mean it's and I think that's something they re understanding. Yes, everything has a purpose. Never the purpose and point blank, okay, I'm not a combat veteran. You know, that's the hardest thing I have to live with. That's why I'm also motivated on to the sacrifice. So whenever a combat vets lets me sit at the table with them, I feel like, okay, chest, he might even meet me at the pearly gates and shit. But here's the deal. Everything had a purpose, because the only intensity I occurred in the Marine Corps N Eleven, and I learned the training is what it is to react to the circumstances, put your emotions aside and react. There's Obigians, two orders, okay, and that's where we have to stay, is the Marine Corps, because that's the edge that we have in the Marine Corps. That's why every branch loves the Marine Corps. You'll hear more about the Marine Corps than when they served, and their branch don't be so proud of a coin they got from a marine. And you know, I embrace all branches. I stand for all branches by all means. All the history of all the branches is deadly important to us, and that's as a marine not just our own history, but all of our history so we can embrace everyone. You know, sometimes commanders American legions that are another branch they feel like they still have to prove something, like you're good to go, motivator. Yeah, you're dedicated that extra time of your life to serve the American Legion, your community. There's nothing more to prove. Okay, I'll give you a hug, motivator. You mean like, Oh yeah, and that's the thing. I'll be great, especially as maries. Every branch always cracks on each other. I'll be hell. We've even gotten to the fisticoffs at times, you know, but if you served, you got my respect. I don't care what branch it is. You you have my respect. Are you as good as a Marine Corps? No, Butt, but these are. I think that's what makes us staying out. What other breach you ever see? where? You see it? Not just maries doing it, but you even see it on a WHO's celebrating the birthday. I think the corps the only one you where you see that and it's just I don't know it to me it's I love it. So Hall did you because you're retired for the Marine Corps. Right. Oh, no, no, I got I was separated some medical issues. I'm not a retired marine and I'm just the marine veteran motivator. Okay, hello, did you serve right under sixteen years? Like just like wow, two weeks behind getting another hash mark. Okay, so I'm not as black, but I probably would have been a terminal staff sergeant because politics, I'm sorry, and I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed to begin with. Okay. So, and I don't have the be billet experience because of medical limitations did allow me go to war or be bullets, but I still had my enthusiasm and motivation. If it was nice to get a break from the MLS, you know what I mean, to go make that retirement money in the be billet world. Right. Everyone thought I'd make a hell of a recruiter. Everyone so would see my name get yanked off that Hurst list and they would always have their own speculations, which broke my heart, because that was farthest from the truth. I do anything to get the hell out of my ms, okay, but I just never stopped loving the marine corps and living up to the expectations of my drawn instructors. It's like I'm never going to get off duty you know, because I'm expected to be the saluting marine. But our country needs it so badly. They yes said they need compassionate common sense. They need some motivation. I deliver read. Okay, when...

I pull up, this Guy Inspire, this guy goes, oh my God, where were you? Twenty years ago? I was just a young guy man. I didn't know have any direction, I didn't have anyone to motivate me. I'm delivering speedyweedy, like what. I'm motivating this guy. Okay, everywhere I go, man, I care about people. When you walk by someone, Hell, Oh, I'm fine. No, no, let get back, get back, let's properly acknowledge each other. I didn't say how ud you, I said good morning or whatever. You know what I mean. Like, yeah, it's halfass sentiment. Of It's even leaked into this welcome home crap. It's a hollow sentiment. When we present a flag behalf of a grateful nation, we got it, back it up, we got an action. Harlow sentiments, hollow sentiments. Today is Viato, on Veterans Day. It's the day that we pulled combat vets in the acknowledged POW's out of a noise and then the government do their job. Was Done? I don't think so. This is a day to recognize the government, how much of a failure the government was. They couldn't even they couldn't even admit that they were in Laus and all this crap. Can you believe we had a government that wants to hide that and hide the people they sent down range and died in that country, that they were never there? But they were there. Do here? Oh yeah, I mean billy Joel. Honesty is such a lonely word. I guess you know that. Mean motivator. Holy Yeah, my I learned, because one of the things I learned what Woll with my uncle, the one that was in Vietnam. He was they had him listened it as killed in action. Yeah, and then all of a sudden he shoots up at who? It's like no, but it wasn't tell went home the Oh yeah, Yep, and it was. I think it was months later. I don't even know how he got out. I just the biggest story I remember him telling me, believe it or not, because I was always a John Wayne Fan, and the biggest story I remember him telling me, and I'm sure he told me everything. You all the stories but the only one I remember was he was a a gunner on a Huey and they had to fly into a US so show to pick up some of the stars and he just so happened that John Wayne was on his chopper. Now, my uncle always carried his camera with him. So they're flying out and I guess they must have gone over a hot area. So my uncle started firing down. Well, John Wayne pushed him to the side and, let's say, let me have that, he started shooting. My uncle just sat back his story. Oh my God, he should be the pictures. I was like Oh, but why? I'm in my mind I'm saying Holy Shit, but I was a teenager. I knew I couldn't say you know. I was like yeah, yeah, who, my God, are you sharing? But yeah, it just I mean that's a biggest story I remember because John Wayne was always one of my idols. Yeah, growing up, I wanted to be like the duke. I wanted to be that's all. I wanted through shoulders, you know, I wanted to be you, that leather neck like keep portrayed in everything and everything else. Yeah, that was just me, but it's yeah, yeah, they they had even listed this killed in action. But then he showed up at whome months later. Well, too bad, they could not sue the government for that. Europe, you know. I mean that's the only language they know. And even in the s he strawberry pickers came across the border of our farm into the simmer falls state park and they took a bath in the creek and they died of hypothermia. And it was in the fifth one or S. I wasn't alive then, but they tried to sue my grandparents. What's farm for taking a bath in the creek? But they'd crossed the line to the State Park. How can they shit try to have a hell, could they see your parents? Well, that's supers to give a permission. Only language. There's no accountability for your own actions. Okay, the old veteran I met, he knew the exact dime that he settled on the steps of the Court House because some guy got drunk in his bar, took off and gotten a wreck, and this guy bought cars for all his staff, he took care of his people and it was a huge bar. Yeah, and that guy made his own decisions and he left. And I don't care how drunk you are what I woke up with the next morning. I took accountable ability for now, granted, I had to get him out of the barracks before Reveli, because then everyone else would see her leaving the barracks room. Okay, okay, motivator, just go down, go down. If rum the duty, just say you're lost, you're looking for the MWR office. Okay, that's how you're going to get out of this one. You understand that. But then, when I didn't think she tracked me down. She tracked me down. She was outside the formation. I was in the formation. Lance, corporate,...

...motivated, Lance Corporal Chambers. Pardon me, are you here for one of these marines? Oh, lench copal chambers, he'll be right with you. Oh Wow. And then, yeah, so I don't know how family wereranted this is, but anyway, like with the Marine Corps, it's I loved it. I loved it, I loved it. I got off the farm, I got the Marine Corps, I did whatever they let me do. You know, action fell out of formation, the sergemation chambers fall in. So then I'm the adjutant. I'm reading awards for the adjectant because he adgin kept making mistakes on the citations because a master uncle. She's hey when it's corbo chambers. Can you read my citation out at tacks? Yes, master started being on her. So about a year goes by and the SARMAGE goes chambers. We gotta give the action his job back, you know, like I'd run the guy down around the battalion, smack this gun in the butt say catch up, motivator. Well, he caught up and he tackled me in the dirt in front of the battalion. One in the CEO goes, you're going to be my driver marine. That was like my welcome to the unit. I was still a little while camp. Holy Cow. So I bought in. I bought into the program. You know my whole yeah, she's see sixteen years in. So I take it as soon as you got are you did start the saluting marine thing. So what were you doing after you got out? Well, actually, I started the saluting marine thing right after eleven happened. I was at the Pentagon. I'd say name's bringing remains out in two thousand and two. I was stationed at the Pentagon. Oh okay, I thought. Oh, I didn't realized the Marines it died. I we yeah, I said, the training react of the circumstances, and that's what prompted me to be out in my uniform, out the monuments duringmbrace veterans. And one thing led to another. That saw the veterans when by their motorcycles mat that wouldn't be able to reach all of them and a lot wouldn't be with US next heir. So I joined out the curb, popped up a salute and that's how the suting marine came to be. So, yeah, I've been doing this well, on active duty for many years and I got correspondence from General's. I went the White House for Breakfast with Bush's last year at office. And but then I get out, I go to work for this company, Online magazine that my girlfriend at the time, that's now my wife, got me hooked up with and I'm calling Australia, having to do three hours on the phone, a hundred dials to call con Church and companies. The feature them in the magazine. They like, do you want mate? Okay, I'm not even relating to this guy and I'm just like I served in the forces. Oh, good on you. Mate doesn't mean like. So you know then I found I went to school uber and lifted for quite some time. Then I got sick with the pick line in the drain and I got fired from that sale job because I had no pipeline. And I kept going to all these events out the country. People kept calling me and I didn't have the heart to charge them, but they did get me there. But then they didn't cover all the expenses. And now that I have like a girlfriend that became a wife, I have to like tap dancey lorraine. I then people call me and say, Tim I got thirty veterans in a Va as you were, in a nursing home and Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Oh Wow, they'd never get recognized for Veterans Day. Can you help me? I'm like, okay, Lorraine, I can make some cheesy tshirts, we can some of the American Legion, we can break even that can cover the cost for me to get out there for us to do a ceremony too. There was open to the public to honor them on Veterans Day. Right then I came back and did it another year. Then they wanted to come back another year and these this Jewish owner guy, he like they wouldn't give me a check. Like they want to pay me after I pay for my flight and stuff, and I'm like, what do you? You know? Like this, it doesn't work. What do I need? An agent, like, what's there? So I could? I just couldn't do it if they're not going to trust me after I've been there two years in a row and these kind of stories. I can give you some really powerful stories from that salute. Why I get the phone call and how I make that difference. MM, because they know me as a saluting Moraine. They don't know what they think who I'm sponsored by, if the Marine Corps supported me or whatever the case. Maybe, but it's all on my own initiative. You know. Wow, wow, actually, have you ever thought about that, possibly getting sponsors? Yeah, if I had the nuts to ask. HMM, I'm not good at asking. I need someone to be the bad cop. I need the heavy. I know I'm not the heavy. Okay, I mean my wife's kind of getting into my ask where I could be the heavy maybe, but I'm kind of getting hungry. But I don't know, but I work, I work, you know, I really like. Yeah, yeah, I have some disability whatever. Yeah, like I hear all these young vts that you were saying. Oh yeah, I just I got my so scared. I'm like, okay,...

...congratulations. I don't know why people know that shit out there like that. You know, I don't throw the shit, I don't. It's how we can work. Were able bodies like your buddy. Yeah, he's an able body. Let's get shit done. You know, I don't want to be at just this level. I need to get to that level so I can do a whole lot more and I just have to my nute. Yet I studied, you know, I got a degree in Buzzlement, I mean business and plugging management, you know. And when I went to the accounting classes that told the professor I'm just here to learn which way to put the decimal, sir. But then, but then, I'm not it. I'm not like engineer, I'm not a scientist. Met a biotech so with Boll dsid every time I drive by him, because those fuckers couldn't even let me feed their meeting planner. Know what I mean? Big Old Company, big old government contractor. We hire veterans, my ass. I've been applying, applying, applying us a jobs in such a crap shoot. Okay, Oh, yes, it is. Why did it? When you hiring manage? They never contact me. Why didn't even contact me? Why do they give me the experience of an interview? Why did they even come back and tell me, Tim, this is what was good, this was one was good, but you can consider this, or maybe approach this. You know what I mean. They don't want the truth. There zoom call. They're like, give me a weakness. Well, I procrastinate a little bit. It might have something to do with my service, but I stand by them. But I always meet my deadlines. Yeah, well, that this lady was kind of opening from Texas shows you did not tell them you procrastinate. Tim That is a leadership position. I'm like, what am I supposed to say? My wife sits on me, makes me cut my ton nails, won't want me out of the house, and my grandma what you wanted to say? So your too genuine, Tim I'm like, okay, now over the Limpton Speedyweedi's not on the resumes lotistics and transportation and there's a hundred and eighty million dollars in assets that I moved from point a to point B. Okay, do I really have to play these games. I get a professional in the car, I'm like, Hey, I applied for work at your company. You had a list about three pages long of what's required of the work. You know, job requirement. Do you ever get someone that meets all those Wi kids goes, oh, no, Tim it is actually just a wish list, like what's and I'm like, where are you from? Are you from here? No, no, Tim, I'm from India. I'm like, Oh, that's nice, but maybe we need to stop those fucking visas and we to hire veterans first. Yes, yes, I agree a hundred percent. There, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, it's a I love you, but I'm sorry. The MV should be full of veterans. It's transactional work. They look at the computer screen then become the asshole. Well, we can become the asshole and we have to lay down the law. When you're on duty, you just got to do it, okay, yeah, I mean, are we already screwed the brooch when we gave all these license to illegals? Now we have to have a new license with stranger like they would even accept my contract in the Marine Corps as evidence that I'm a citizen, even though I realize you can join the Marine Corp with the Green Card. Blah, blah, blah, blah blah, but it's right. You what what this military ID? I have to go get a letter from the Va because I'm one illstration waved. Oh No, I don't want license plates. I just thought you're going to wear their astration if I did a certain level of disability, like because it's expensive. It's yearly. It's like six hundred eighty dollars a car. Jesus nearly so and she goes, Oh, we need to go and get a letter, this letter and have the va signed it. I'm like, but there's this va card with and she goes in order for you to get your license bates. I'm like, I'm not getting license plates. I don't want to license plate. I'm never going to park in any gap spot. God. So I just through that. I did the wayside. I just thought maybe I was going to get around the regetration fees. Okay, it's very important here. It's very expensive in California. The haircuts used to be cheap. They're not as cheap anymore. I think I text you that in the emails. But I do get free dry cleaning. Okay, because they know what I do. They know that I'm on the road going to an event and if I had to pay that dry cleaning, it's not covered. If I have to pay to eat, it's not covered. There was one event where a sponsor said, will cover my food at the in South Caroline for eleven well, that's the guy hosting the event said, that's between you and the sponsor. And he didn't pay me to be there, mind you. And so the hell's angels overheard the conversation between the guy running the event and the manager at the restaurant. Now, I came there prepared to buy my own food. Okay, yeah, you didn't have to. If the angels there, well, they raised hell saying the sloting marines not being taken care of. Okay, Uh Huh. I've been in every clubhouse you could ever imagine. Even me, even after I said, Hey, do they have on on going barbecue here, and a patch on the back of a guy's vest in the the head. He goes what. I'm like, oh, mom, go but oh, I'm sorry, your club right. Okay, I get away with murder. Okay, seriously, and they're like, Tim you're not going to go live in this clubhouse. I'm like, okay, and I was in Kansas and I'm like, I said a joke about like sons of anarchy or some shit, and...

...they go okay. This conversations over to him. I'm like, Oh, okay, and then I, I'm later on, said I'm sorry for my insensitivity with a that dumb joke and they started laughing. I mean they're like we like you, Tim like, okay, let me tell you. So there are a actually, all the blakers I've told to because I'm affiliate with a lot of them, they do love you and they have nothing book good words to say about you. Hey, the respect is out of this world and it's very humbling. It's very humbling. You know, I can be quick with my wit and things like that, because that's how we stay saying, but the end of the day, it's it's it hits me very hard. I still don't think I deserve it because you know, I I didn't go down range. But you know, if I just make it a pity party, that I'm not honor in the sacrifice. I'm not letting America be reminded of the sacrifice, even when they see that that saluting marine. They're trying to fitness freaking uniform because I likes to eat. You know, that's a marine thing. But you know, but I never had the problem making weight though, when I was active. You know what I mean, like, yeah, I had a ruption to killies tendon. I stood for twenty four hours at the medium. Hey, here to go, because covid no, no ride and I wanted to represent the ride. I went live all night long. I got some gear from this some NEAT company that is this connection company, you know, equipment, and I had a generator and we went live for twenty four hours and I saluted for twenty two minutes and I'm reduced it a minute every hour to reduce that, to symbolize how we need to, you know, reduce this number. That's even higher because families come to me and they just tell me that they're loved one overdosed, you know kind of thing, and it's so yeah, on a ruption, a chillies tend and I was running around for the MVTS promoting the ride at more single exposed shows all over the country and one vet came up to me goes, yeah, I know Tim. I pictures with him. I'm like I am him. He goes no, you're not. He skinnier. I'm like, wow, winter coat, sir. You know what I mean. I'm not. I don't get my nails that okay. I'm not going to get that opended. I know that I'm on set. Okay, you don't have to fucking well, maybe it doesn't hurt, but I'm going to unfuck myself. I'm going to fix it, I'm going to make it things better, because things need to be the way they need to be. It's like there's no other option. And people get tattoos of me and it's very humbling, and that's why I thought, even with all the clubs, if I could inspire them to put my ass to work and I can give back to the clubs, because they're always doing things in their communities. If the visible organizations are too full themselves to not give me a call and work with me, then the clubs man, because the clubs are getting touch of shit done all over the country and they never get any recognition for that Shit and you're not doing it for that it, you know, like, at the end of the day, it's a real brother and sisterhood in the clubs. It is it is. Well, you look at all the modor circle clothes that actually help out with, like toys, four times hmm. Always, and I can't tell you all the different things that and a lot of these guys in the clubs have never served and they're still out there doing stuff and respecting the veterans and the active military because of what it's Storean yes, our Na yes sounded in the backs of veterans and Patriots. So I'm not going to do bent. They always say first responders, raise your hand, military, raise your hand. They did. They never say patriots, raise your freaking hand. You didn't have to take an oath to serve your country. You're here today. You're making a difference. You know, you're the majority representing and supporting the young bucks. Now, you know. Yeah, finally, finally, hopefully not just saying welcome home, but say you're sorry, ask for forgiveness, say, Oh my God, you know, I didn't have any freaking clue what was going on. I got to go to college. You got sent down range. You know, like we need to do step further and not just say thank you. We need to say sorry. We need to say sorry we didn't hold the government accountable. Sorry, when we were protesting and we started to take it out on you instead of the government, you know, like exactly the war protesters became killers as much as they thought that the veteran was a killer, when they started taking out on them and not the people that sent them there and made them do those things and said, okay, took the while, get off, they'll retake they ol we want a videotape it. You know, all this crapped in the media and the government got into hoots and and things just went to hell in a hand basket. And it went for year after year after year. Like other countries, when governments do tyrannical things like that, they don't exist anymore. M and we should have got a right in Korea, and then Vietnam and you know, even the desert storms, Somalia, Bosnia, costs of Oh those veterans, they didn't really have nonprofits given handouts left and right. Now. They...

...had to find out on their own how to manipulate a system that was filled with promises to get those promises, you know. So they're even great mentors to you know, they might have made a movie and you forgot about him. Give him a pright and forgot about them. But there is going to be a Desert Storm Monument now in DC. Oh It's great round on that. It's right next to where I stand at twenty three constitution actually, so that's pretty exciting. You know. And now that you know, the current veterans are talking about a monument. But yeah, yeah, and it's weird because some that yourmindument storn enough. Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, I mean it's yeah, it's nice, but there's and even those, not just the veterans, but even the families of those that served in your that that get that made the ultimate sacrifice. God I I'll never forgive his I forget how probably maybe five years ago, I can't remember, but my wife and my kids took me to Armington for father's Day because I always went to see that you wigima memorial. Never saw it. So he went to the YOU WIGIMA memorial first. Then we went through Arlington. I never knew there was a monument there for the Marines killed in Beirut, Lebanon and either. Yeah, because that's when I was serving and I was walking through and looking at the headstones and recognize a lot of the names and I just started tearing up and I never knew it. But it's you never hear anything about that because that was a peacekeeping mission, but you don't. It's those families should have been taken care of. I don't know if they were. I doubt very much they were. Well, the children are never taking care of enough. No, I definitely thin. So here's the other thing about Beeru, because I've done lunch INS. Okay, I had showed up at the Staffen Seal Club of Campenddleton on the anniversary babyded octomber twoenty three thousand nine hundred and eighty three, and there's a lot of staff and officers eating. But you know, everyone can go and have you know, the buffet. I think it was catfish day, you know, pretty popular day it and I holerted everyone in there and said everyone, thank you for showing up for very brief presentation honor the peacekeepers at bay route Lebanon. Like they just fucking looked at me like this was I didn't have a clue, this was not on the schedule. They did not come for that shit victims. And I gave a brief introduction about, you know, the bay route. I talked about the stamp that was designed, that was never proved by the postmaster general to honor the peacekeepers of Beirut Lebanon. I have a letter from the Gold Star family member, sturgeing young, when she was a president of the gold star mother. She's gave me a letter and I read that I talked about the common Nott and visiting and the they injured. You know how they write simple five. They reach up and fill the stars on his collar kind of thing. He can't see her here, I don't think. And I've done name readings for Beirut and you know, I really I thought I had one. Congresswoman, John Tinney, from New York. She came up to me. I was at they Washington in Harley Davenson dealership on Friday of Memorial Day weekend greeting people. I was a little bit shaggy. She goes marine, you need a haircut. You know how I know? And she showed me a picture of her lieutenant son and she goes, look at my motorcycle and it was at the capital. She goes know how I got it there? I'm like you wrote it. She goes I'm a congresswoman. I'm like, Oh, okay, and she goes, I'm gonna tell my son that you need a haircut. I'm like, well, you can tell him the call rast serious, and I know she was kind of joking a little bit, but I said okay, you can tell your son to call my ass when he picks up field grade. Okay, and then I told her about the stamp and shoes. Oh, we just came back with Isaza from Beirut. I'm like, all more wasted government funds when you could have just done a zoom call. What the fuck over, let's be more efficient. But I didn't say that. I just said, well, you know, there's a stamp that was never approved. She gave me a Gmail Account. I email or she never messaged me back. So whenever I see her pop up on Facebook, I'm like, Hey, motivator, you never turned my email. I thought we were going to get the stamp. Make it happen for the peacekeepers of every elevenon now. Granted, we are there in late S and we're there in the S, so maybe you could have both dates on it, but have you ever seen the stamp? No, it's like a little eagle with little stars. I mean it's very, very well put together, but the postmaster general has this board. Of these artists have their nose twenty feight hour than their ass. Like, if they don't design it, they don't think it should exist. They make they stamp for ridiculous Shit. Hell, they should have a take a photo of yourself, make a stamp to make money for...

...the post office because they can't even run that appropriately. Right, right, I mean at this point in life. But they couldn't make a step. They said not enough lives were impacted. We don't put tragies on stamps. They made all these ass nine comments over the years and then they did his stem for n eleven real fast. HMM. So, yeah, I thought you know, because it's sweety marine. I look out. I need to look out. We need to make that stamp papen, just like we need to unscrew the credit reported agencies and say it's that income ratio and you're paying your bills on time. Screw all those other variables that you screw us after screwing us for raising interstrates. Right, I don't care if you run my credit a thousand times. That means I'm looking around motivator. Okay, dead income ratio, pay my bills. That's all that should be reflected upon. There's things we need to square away that would make life much easier for everyone. They're holding us down on so many ways. Oh, but be a trying to make this stamp happen. Okay, like add something. The saluting marine make a difference. And now I'm not about just jabbing my you know, mouth. I'm about action, and that's probably how it really came to life for you to learn about me his action. That's Salute I've done for over twenty years. It's starting to take on special meanings, old walks of life, right, and that's where it needs to resignate with everyone, because it's showing compassion respect to everyone. And I created a children's book. Are you where that? Yes, so that was going to ask you bad that we're on our in a marine family in that book. You know, he's a combat vet, motorcycle guy. The Sun. Want to go on a ride someday, son. HMM. He takes off. You know why? Is Dead. I was like the photo here. It's as buddy misses them, like how you miss your buddy moved away last summer. So then I go to an event. The kid doesn't stand for the flag. It's dad goes. I thought you learned how to stand for the flag at school. No, Dad. So it'scember. That rody DC. So it takes some the DC anywhere is that. People March for freedom. People March three qualities. They go by the monuments in D seat, include the Martin Luther King Junior monument, right, and then they meet the amvets at thing ver. Continue the ride. They go by the sluting marine and the kid wants to be like the saluting marine. On the Rady DC. They go buy Arlington and he says, WHO's this it? He goes, it's my buddy is pictures on the wall. I miss him. He saved my life. We named you after him. Oh Wow. Then they get home. They go to an event and the DADS saluting and he looks down and he sees his son saluting and then he wonders in bed how he's going to honor the hero is named after. At something of the flag, because when he meets me I tell him for things, kind of like Mr Rogers stuff. But one of them is add something to our flag. It's a moral compass. Sometimes we get lost, but if we can remember with the flag represents, we can find our way, because he learns that people march for freedom and people arch free quality. That's who we're honor and we stand for the flag, HMM, and that's why we can fix ourselves, because of those people that went before us, that we can fix things. So that's called on or. The sluty marine presents on and I'm working on book to the sluting marine presents courage. I'm looking for a sponsor. I just I don't have the money to bust out to make this book appen, which needs to happen, because we're going to on our army in the book too, and Real Quick. It's such a brainless thing. See, I've been writing this stuff on cards for pick kids for many, many years for their education. They you'll be called upon to make a decision that will save lives right now, simple things like that, and I read it to people all walks to life. I read it because, you know, really neat people in life have given me books and they sign things and I don't know what the hell they wrote, but I stand up and I go attention to orders that presented to them and I burn it home to them. Now doing this, mind you, I had to learn how to read to write. Okay, how to spell, because I did take math marines. I took spelling for marines, but I think I'm probably crossing over the syllable. You know level. Yeah, in some of these words I didn't know great moments spelled a certain way. Motivator. I'm slow, I say that up front. I'm slow, but I'm motivated right, you know. And so book to this is going to knock you over. Grandma, why are you crying? She's looking at the computer with the marine saluting. Your mom awore uniform like that and your Grandpa in the army is going to meet in town. You want to meet him? I don't think so, grandma. I don't think we have anything in common. She says, why? Because the color of your skin. I marched with the great man that said. It's how you treat people. So then she meets me. Hi, I'm the saluting marine. I know who you are. My Mom taught me the ranks structure was. You taught me my ABC's. My mother doesn't live with me anymore, but we get to see her all the time. You like to meet her? I love to. She takes me to the cemetery. My mom used to say it was harder to survive here in the streets at home. Until after a third her...

...but the army, she started to feel really heavy and one night she fell asleep and never woke up. I want to be brave like my mother. Oh God. We go through the community. Don't bother with them. Steps are in Tim. They're just mad with me because I won't let my older brother sell their bad can either. Ants hooked on. We never see her anymore. Did you know that bad candies in my community also? We never see my cousin either. Really, and then she goes. I thought the gum is going to help us. Staffs are in Tim. I understand. You must realize one thing. The more the government does for you, the more they're going to take from you, and we like our freedom. So maybe we should help ourselves, help each other, and I you know. I tell her that your brave every day the overcome your adversity, and she wants me to stay with her, but I tell her I can because I didn't. When I was young, like you, I didn't further education. So now will. All my friends are out playing, I have to go to work. Then book three will be commitment our core values on our courage, commitment and the kids are like me, the dentist because I didn't brush my fings. Now, are these books self published or do you have a boss motivator? I have a I have a medium that's a small moment pop publisher that has the editor for me, has a selection of the illustrators, has the project manager to upload it to the printer. It's technical, you know, binding, weight, blah, blah, blah, Blah Blah. Right. So, but I have all the rights and all the royalties and everything. So I own it. So it's one step above self publishings, I guess. So Publishing Company essentially right. I found the most amazing one. They can help anyone. They help put it into like terminology for the writing for the Children's book. And but now I have it down, you know what I mean. And you have to write it the way you're going to read it, the way I give this speech right when you read to a kid, you can add all the expressions. Someone said that it might be for not quite five year old, but people say that my kids love to be read to, whether they can understand it or not. And there's very vibrant illustrations and this illustrator actually did molly the marine. That's jobs that women can do in the Marine Corps. It was written by a Master Sergeant. So I you if she could do that marine look and stuff, you know, and not our cats in the book. I have to send you that to see I have. I applied with companies see if they wanted to sponsor it. Have sold several thousand copies. It's online. So well, it's yeah, I was gonna say it's on the SALUTA Marinecom right, and it's on. It's on wall. I tell them everything online, you know, I mean from Amazon, ever. Right. So, but I didn't have something tangible to present. Now I have something tangible and I have a script for book to with what I was just sharing with you. have ever heard of like like that? That that sheet company, that Cotton Sheet Company. It's like from back east. They say, like several presidents of war, these red land and cotton. Have you ever heard of that company? HMM. Well, they do commercials on the picture and channel. They're like do you know you have a safe place? Why? I do not. Red Lane cotton sheets. And then another commercial is I went into town and I met a man with a little little man bun and and he goes what do you say? He goes up, are you something else? Oh, yeah, in my Red Lane cotton sheets? And he grabbed his man bunt and said maybe I need to get some red lane cotton sheets to safe place or something that. I don't know. But anyways, it's just some funny commercials. Obviously very conservative, but this is mainstream stuff. And if I had sponsors that I can buy books, because I give them away to kids, you know, and I write when I travel, I leave them in the airplane, like in the thing behind the seat. Ah, that's a good idea. Yeah, yeah, it's just see what was getting evolved from this. Sir, is a mentorship program or talk to kids once a year and we talked about grades, dintal, doing what's right and we do you want to be, and then I talked to them next year and I pick up the notes and we do are counseling like we do counseling for Marines every thirty days. We could probably do that for companies because they don't know other people and we could put the HR back in the cubicle because people can be reminded of what they're doing, what they're not doing. Who's paying them, you know, mission accomplishment. But anyway, so that's evolving. Okay, because I already kind of do it and people are graduating with honors because I said I'd go to the graduation and I could have gone to three of them because they keep up with me after that. But covid screwed that up. Yeah, but I applied for a job in Pennsylvania, in an Ian town gap to be supervisory team leader for a Army National Guard program that is an academy. Don't kids get their get their GD's Oho, Oh wow, okay, with my uniform and I said, look, I'm not here to be Joe Marine. I'm just here to show that I have military discipline. I'm down for this and I'm here to embrace the history of the Army National Guard...

...and I hope that none of these cadets leave this fort without knowing the name down at the in the cemetery. So if all else fails, oh no, that one name that they have to live up to. Write inspired like that. They would like me back, they can call reason serious. I've applied for this isn't common out position, which is just a non academic side. I get to be the company gunny. Last first, our JIMBER ABS. I applied to be their recruiter to go rounl over Pennsylvania just find the kids. They can go to this free academy. Now that job description post ends like in a day or two, so I'll find out if I even going to get an interview. But I flew there and you know, I've been shot down so many times, you know, when I'm on the Internet, when I'm on the news, companies come to me and then it fades away and they even forget to send me that we don't hire you email. So when I'm sending them ideas of how we can hire people in the CVS and we can reach out to those coming out of prison, they're like, oh, thanks for thinking about us. That's like past tense. That means they didn't hire me. You know I mean. Yeah, so I need to tell them, oh, I wear a dress on the weekends. Is that okay? Like, if they have a quote, I can feel. I mean, my grandma is from Spain. Do I need to mark the box or what? Yeah, other right, that's where it's getting to in society. Know what I mean? Oh, no, things have because they stream to have an identity. But they already have an identity and that's what they learned when I go to events and I motivate people and I have pride in them, because they should have pride in them, and I remind them that they are already important. Yeah, a lot of people got to realize that too. I think that's one of the things I noticed, especially today with kids. They I don't know if it's they don't feel important what heat that? I wanted to want to don't want it themselves. You want to fit in, and they're gonna go the extremes outside the box, you know, because they think they have to try to fit in. When it was just common a people that were a little different, you know, in school. Yeah, that group, yet, that group, yet, that group, yet that group. And you know, I was the mascot and everyone loved me as the mascot. Like I I was wondering when I saw that all your website said Mass Collum, like, what the hell was he doing? I thought you were talking about being a mascot. Now, when I saw it on your website, then when you said the Fox, it's like, okay, so that was in high school. Yeah, but I still in the mascot it never is for me. Right. Yeah, yeah, true, in wrestling, cause I got cut in the basketball team because we're farmers out on the hills. They only hired the construction company boy kids in the little town, you know. So, yeah, he's made weight because I was in the mascot, running laps around the track, I was playing the trombone, I was doing flips, I was, you know, dunk in the basketball for a big kids back. I was running around in the parade. I wasn't just on the float kind of thing, like office in the Marine courtsid. Okay, chambers, you're going to be Santa Right, I'm like outstanding. Well, I need to know something from every child. I need to know something about them and I've remember it and then I'd whispered in their ears and their eyeballs would get so big. But I ran through prior at the party as a grinch and I stole all the gifts and then I came back in the stand. So you I was even the duty and sell and Christmas Eve is the grinch. Wow, running around like the barracks and like people would step over trash and I'd Holler at him and scare the hell out of them. And say, Oh my God, you almost stepped on it, and I'd cutlet like it's a little cat, and then I would throw it in the dumpster like really, really abusively. Yeah, no little bugs in my wash. I don't freaking think so, because I don't smoke. When I had to pick up a cigarette butts, okay, that Shit didn't get up this. Okay, I don't care. We're off post like this massartain, I didn't know who he was, and we're on Oking Hour. We came off building one to go into camp buster and he glittered on the deck. I'm like, what the fuck, we don't win on the deck. He goes, we're off the base. I'm like, I don't give a fuck, and then I meet him at that birthday ball, these this big salty as master certain and he's like, oh, that son of a bitch, get me your motherfucker, and he put me around and he told everyone how I chewed his ass off the post, you know, because I went from division to the wing. Okay, so right. I was with an artillery unit as administrator and but yeah, so people remember me because of my enthusiasm, you know, and to be remembered with respect. You've done your job, man, you've done it right. The other thing that you that you're doing explain everybody what this is. Returned the salute. Well, the vision is to ask America debt the Antie and help stop the dominos from falling by simply using my notoriety as a saluting marine and finding veterans...

...with their own business. As see, when there's a barbecue cut, everyone goes their other way direction. You know, no one saved at the barbecue even then. And we need to take a step further and if they really want to say thank you, they need to show some trust and faith in them and give them their business. So, ultimately I want to grow this in put, I'm putting together marketing package for any veteran has her own business that I in reaching that community, and then when I go near that community, I can highlight them as a sponsor of the the saluting marine, you know, and right, and get them on the stage and say hey, motivators, were doing good here, we're accomplished in the mission. It's no different than formation, you know, but we're going to take it a step further and we have this hard charge of here that paints houses. Now I demand every one of you to take his phone number, put in your phone, send them a text thank him for a service. Then you got his contact info and use him. Put Him to work. That's how it's going to you're going to save his or her life. It's not the medication from the VA, it's returning the salute. Return is salute. Return her salute, put him to work. And I have an army, national guard, vtteran to have be married to that does real estate and loans, and this is a no braighter because sending her business, she's amazing on the phone. We make a connection, we we inspire them to do more in their community by helping them with their real estate or of the loan or the Refi Right, and you're involved in the whole process. You know what's going down. And then, through my charity, because I'm charging lorraine for the lead, I pass that money back to you to give to a nonprofit of your choice in your community. Oh, so we're going to send five hundred bucks down range and we're going to donate it on the behalf of you and you get to donated perhaps to that nonprofit. Right, and then we highlight it and we make a bigger difference because a lot of time is spent in fun racing, but we need to be more efficient and at the same time it'll provide more resource. I'm say resources, but it means money. It yeah to be able to be there, because there's like three veterans that have aging orange that I been asked to go and see them, call them. I don't just call people, I just don't sign a photo and send it. Okay, I show up in the front freaking door as at least I can do right. It's a financial it's kind of a pain, man. I just uber more. I do more Uber and lift ice, deliver more weed, I do whatever I got to do. You know, before I'm going to ask. You know, and even though my wife says Tim it's not, it's okay, I ask like I want to ask. I want people to put me to work and let me earn it and I want to know that's to be put to work and because they're going to hold themselves account themselves at the end of the day. Vice, any medication, vice, any Kudos, vice, any donation from a nonprofit. You know that they're going to expect next month and next month or next year and next year and then they're going to highlight you on commercials and promote that, but they're probably going to only give you five percent of what they're actually bringing in to help you down the road even more so, like or ten or twenty or four whatever. But I mean it's good. It doesn't make sense, it doesn't add up to me. But this adds up to me. And all these companies make all this money and they give a tiny, tiny percent back and then they act like they're doing so much and that doing shit. And I send Vetstan rege nonprofits and need help, then they don't get the help and then they come back to me and then I lose credibility. Yeah, I've been in open vets with unaffordable tental, such a basic necessity. I don't believe in field trips and backpacks. So return the salute man, support the sluty marine by giving me business. Said you'd be refreshing to anyone. Yeah, No, another nonprofit, okay, another donation, okay. You know, even choice for tot Scott just to the point where you only hear from them when it's time to donate. And it got old, even though toys for tots is amazing. MMM, and I've supported it a lot. I've always said outside the box. I've always made shit happen. You don't need a charity to make it happen. I don't have a charity. Say Hey, put me to work, I'll donate money back after we get taxed and we'll make a difference at take. Doesn't take a charity, but legals whatever, it's going from my charity to whatever charity that you have in your communities. We are being much more efficient and you're supporting the saluting marine, but we're working for it. Yeah, and we're taking care of people. In my comes to real estate and loans, people just cookie cut shit. You know, they're about his rulers are fick body parts. These agents, they get made way too much and all about closing the deal, and that's not the case. If this veteran found it better, if they found a better rate down the road, Lorraine, she's going to say motivator, take it fucking take it. Turn to okay, because ultimately you're welfare as what we're after here.

Right. You have any questions about what they're not doing for you, you call me back, will score them away, will explain it to you, because sometimes they don't explain it to you. With this act of duty, gets sent to recruiting. They get yanked out of wherever they are base, housing three kids, the wife at seizures. Never signed at least their life. They want to go to Nevada, the coming from Missouri. They get sent to Gil boy, which is south of San Francisco. He's got a focus on become an MLA salesperson at the recruiting school. That's not something that the he volunteered for, mind you. So how's he going to find a house when the rents four thousand dollars a month up there? What's Yep, Yep, Yep. Well, the BH was forty eight hundred. Okay, Lorraine found him a town home for seven hundred and eighty thousand dollars. She rolled debt, eight hundred dollars in debt payments. Rolled that into the loan. His mortgage is like forty three hundred. The appraisal came back ten grand above the purchase price. The VA appraisal, mind you. WHOA Lorraine asked for closing costs. You might not think that could happen, but it doesn't matter what you think, real estate agent. You ask. Yeah, the best interest of your client. See, Lorain knows how to communicate. Next she goes. This is a marine family. They're getting orders to come here for recruiting. They were when they're going to go to Nevada. He only has three thousand to put down for earner some money deposit would just typically like two to six percent of the purchase price. Lorraine is an amazing communicator. It happened. We got him into that home. She went up there and videotaped lives so they could see it. It's their first house. They're building a portfolio, so the dominos aren't going to fall when they get out. He's going to be there for thirty six months. He was so thrilled. It changed his whole life. It changes whole demeanor. He could focus on recruiting because there was no other opportunities near the recruiting office. He was gonna have to commute from quite a ways away and his wife has seizures and it's across the route maaw from the elementary school for his kids. That's good. Sometimes people don't hear that much. He just think about closingly, Deil Oh oh, I'm sorry, I'm a lender and you you have to go get me a paystup for thirty days. You're moving somewhere new. I'm sorry, can help you. So the rain gets it. Actually no motivate. Are you going in the same industry that you were working there? You have ninety days to find a job within that same industry and we can still work with you and make it happen and get you qualified. Shows she's knowledgeable, she's old school. She print stuff and reads it. She her favorite actressays Doris stay, whoever that is. You know, a Sara Sarah? Oh Yeah, Oh yeah, we like the current on Mr Dors Day, you know, I mean I like them a little curvations. You know, I like to be breaking nail. You know, it's Nextra Day, pull up for me, maybe, who knows? So return the salute. It says a bringless idea and I want to capitalize on my notoriety helping other veterans get money in their pockets and put them to work. It's the best medicine. Oh yeah, definitely. So you also do speaking engagements, which, if somebody was to hire you to come out and speak, how did they get in touch with you? Well, have the sluting Marinecom. I run my own facebook page. Instagram, ticktock, and nonprofits in the past have pretty much said just get me there. You know, it's kind of case by case. I've been looking at maybe like a number, like twenty five hundred. I cover all the expenses because it makes a lot easier for me to say what airport I want to fly out of, if I want to do the right eye, if I want to say next day and go visit a school outside of the event, if I want to, you know, reach more people while I'm coming to your community, because that's what I'm going to do and can become the most efficient animal that I can possibly do in be and I'm going to be at that event from the start to the end. I don't bounce after fifteen minutes because I'm going to embrace your sponsors. I've been to visit them. I'M gonna be beating my feet on the street, letting people notes that just when you need something, you know, not just to email. It's not just a text. We got up the anti need to get some facetime. So I really bring it to the table Man, and it's an expense because I'm not ubering, I'm not delivering weed, so I'm not making money and that the weekends the big time to make money. So I've been trying to think of a number that would be feasible. And you know, if I do, I don't have an agent. You know. Do I need to Piss word twenty percent? I don't know. Maybe I need to. I don't know, because I'm just saying it's hard for me to ask. Then when I see the opportunity, I get jumped off...

...the curb and a community and make the difference that I made in d see when I jumped off the curb in DC. That's how I see it, you know, and actually you'll be in DC this memorial day right. Oh, yeah, believe me, I just I just worked up and sweating in this corals and we've been talking. I'm at one hundred and ninety eight. I need to get down one hundred and eighty five. Okay, I've been in fifteen to twenty. Okay, I have a fat man bloss and I have the bloss I want to fit into. Okay, it's it's just life. It sucks. I'm not ran on this rops kills tended, but I'm doing this boot camp kind of thing that's shedding the weight and my wife is cooking the premade meals with the calorie count and everything like that. Even U Huh. I sneak Jack in the crack once in a while, maybe, but I'm trying not to, you know, because I need I feels better. Okay, I can fit. I want to look good, I want to look appropriate. Mainly said about it is cold as a pro because if I look appropriate, I know it look like a million bucks. And it is coming up rolling to remember Birke and they're going to be out of the URFK stadium. We're going to be at my post. I think it's like the twenty third year or so. Cons you now you're been there. And I broke my wrist a few years ago. My fellow running runaway golf cart intoxicated, broke my wrist. And when I'm not even right handed, I mean I don't even do anything with my right hand. You know what I mean. So I don't even train, I don't, I just I don't know. You know. That's what stored. Manual sucked, but I kicked ass, I took names, I master drill, I love snap and pop, I love lean back and strug full party and step lock your body. I just love that intensity and and I love to reach people and I know that that salute it reaches people because, you know, when we talked about Memorial Day earlier in the monuments and things for the monuments, it's not just about DC yeah, days about every community where the blood flowed. Okay, so it's not, but it gets the eyeballs and it reminds people about the compassion and respect that we have and the commitment, you know, when they see that salute right, because that's why I've continue to make that my moral post. I've taken leave. I never got permissive tad in the Marine Corps. If I was in the army, Shit, my ass would have been promoted like a MOFO. Another mean I wouldn't have used one lead day for that Shit, because it's a potive thing. But we're warfighter, so that's not the focus marine and noticed that the common on, you know, he's out there in this gun. He goes, we're all in the field there on the PT The little like little boxing and on the company got it goes, I need a quality of life question and I raised my little scraper and he's like, Oh shit, chambers ran away and they're like good morning, Sert. My name is motivated. Steps are in chambers. The question I have for you today resignates with all these marines here and if so, the end of my my spill. You'll hear a loud motivating hurrah. And I said here, more than any other base we're making more fighters. The quality of life should be the same here as it is at a Marine Corps crude depot San Diego. I go, just because they exchange doesn't make money doesn't mean the quality of life programs need to suffer. And I said the there's only so much fun we can have with those news palm trees. Planet at the Front Gate I heard a loud motivated I go. I go, it's just because the PISS poor power playing from the exchange asn't mean our quality of life programs should suffer. Everyone said Rah. Then a gunny pulled me aside on the spot and said you don't say pissport power planning to the commandant. But then I'm in my office and these kernels and these senior staff and seals come to my office and say, outstanding, we talked about it but we never fucking say it right. HMM. It's I've always been that animal. Okay, enthusiasm, Oh yeah, but I will you had the lower, lower the voltage, just because you're reading on an audio book marine life, a chesty polar. You need to come back there, down to reality. Their Corporal Chambers. Okay, okay, steps are in chambers. I realize when I walk in your office I see the sign, the picture of the Fighting Tigers over here, I see the reflections of the namamorial over here, I see the Crean war stuff over here. You know what I mean. I give them a lesson. If I catch you in the Barber Chair, your ass is mine. You got nowhere to run. Oh Hey, by the way, did you know we go to be hosspit every Wednesday and, okay, Hitterson Hall there's this little Vietnamese barber and most people that went through inners and all will know, because she opened up but four am and name was Sam and she had pictures of all the generals on her wall. That gave her pictures signed, so I gave her a picture me getting promoted to sergeant, signed and my general goes chambers. What the fuck? I see you on the bocade of the barber shop next to all the general's and he's a colonel, full bird. He got promoted general. And so I go,...

Sam, I'm gonna go home for two weeks. I got to go to the a team. I'll be right back. Oh, no, Chambo, you good movie and you paid me for haircut. No, wily chamber. So she takes my you know, give me a haircut, scrape of the grape. I go home and a week and half later my buddy Edwin, it's a major down the Marine Corps. He's like a chamber. You know, good movie and you know, pay sound full haircut. So she's telling mother Fergus, you know good. You know, Julie, you don't say simple had cut. You know that movieen. You know that movie is in the painting. He knows good. I'm like, so I returned back. I'm like, Sam, I told you always going home for two weeks and you said, okay, no problem, you pay me when I return. Show no cheam bout you good Moween, you could movie in Chamber. So whenever people were in, they in the barbers in our chair. She got all you know, chamber, Chambo, good Moween, Chamboll, call me a chamber. You tell him you good movieen. So I would tell them the volunteer programs, whether they were a colonel or whatever, it didn't matter. They were my victim and I would saying hey, no, yeah, yeah, Oh God, Did holy cal I gotta get you on a get because I know we could go for another hour or two just talking about everything. We haven't even hit by one of the things I do want to do, though, before I get to question for you. So everybody listen, whether, and I know I get a lot of business owners that listen and a lot of my friends that ride your connections of Harley Davidson. Tell them to get a hold of Tim because I this is something Harley Davidson would be an awesome sponsor. I think, and this is something that when you told me you have new sponsors and and you don't know how about going back getting them, I'm going to find you sponsors. Somehow or another. I'm going to find you sponsors. I got this is a challenge for me and I like that. I love challenges. Well, I've got dead. He's right now. Ones Dine of cancer. Is already lost fifty pounds. He's in Luxeing in Kentucky. He's the one that actually married me in DC. He's Air Phon wildren and he started rolling thunder chapter a long time ago. I got another one in Nebraska. I got another one in Texas and they have aging orange of families reach out to me yesterday actually went live on my facebook page yesterday, and so you know, why not? Why can't I be that? Why can't I be there? You know, they have got all these other nonprofits. So we embrace the sacrifice and all this shit. They say, yeah, you're not doing shit, and it's like they just make it look so pretty and so cliche and then people donate. It's like, you know, not a navy seal, I'm not a wife of a navy sale I I just I don't know, I'm not getting the traction and when it comes to support. But you know, I've been doing it before anyone even knew my freaking name. You know, my grandmother the back of the classroom. I was motivating kids, adopt person's war and Missing Action Keating the wristband said in the table, writing letters of family the congressman and then walk in the mile. It's called the last mile. I've been doing things for a long time. We barely scratch on the surface, but I appreciate that you would go out of your way to do that and I need someone because I don't know. It's just it's cool, I'm helping a brother man. That's that's that's the way I look at it, you know. I mean it's just more amazing content to be able to share with people and then is person to get to meet before they meet their maker. Because they weren't. Nothing's been amends, nothing has been a men's. The government has done shit. Two men's anybody today. Hollow sentiment. It's got to be action. Yeah, yeah, I'm going to make it happen. I'm definitely going to make it happen. So one last question. God, I feel weird asking this because it's always Judada is question. So if somebody wanted to join the military today, what would you tell him? Any branch of military's awesome opportunity. It's a networking opportunity. Become part of a family that you might not have back at home. Well, you need to find a job they're going to be happy doing. Otherwise you won't make a good marine, will make a good sailor, will make a good airmen, you won't make, you know, good anything you happy doing. The job you're going to do now. There is probably that ten percent. They can be that gunghole crazy animal. They would make the good marine no matter if they became the cook. However, I wanted to be happy doing what you you you want to do, and even if you go, when you don't make it, you can still serve just as much as the military is serving. There's a spot for you in society. You still need to fall in lock your body and make a difference and on know the sacrifice. Love it. I love it, love it, man Tim. I want to thank you again and any time you would have come back on let me know. This is what we definitely got to do again and I'm going to make sure I again. If...

I if somebody reaches contacts me a bad sponsorship, just have them email you or handle it yourself, motivator, and say hey, motivator, rounds coming down range, and then we get to bring them in the fold and they get to be with us every step of the way when I do something, on the behalf of their sponsorship, on the half of their support, on the half of their air miles. Let's it can be very efficient. We can get shit done and be very efficient. You know, I never thought of that. Air Miles. I'll stay at people's homes. I'm not here to stay at the the Ritz or at the Marriott. I mean I was at the red roof in at this air show, as you were, this motorcycle show lately, and they could even find it with the pizza. I couldn't understand how many red roof fins are there in Maryland. But anyways, and then my wife's not gonna see. Not Down for that, but I'm like, we're writing, this is the red roof in. Plus it. She goes. I don't think so, Tim but it was okay for me. It was okay for me, so I'm not high maintenance. Get it done efficient. Yeah, I'm definitely gonna have to get dad to DC to see when you call, when you come back this way again. And got it only an hour drive for me. Well, and if I get that job and in any and eleven in Pennsylvania outside of Philadelphia. Oh God, yeah, you're that's an hour and a half, two hours from me. Yep, Yep, and then I might even get hired it. And that's but you know, they've been dragging their feet whatever. All right, so, yeah, I'm we're moving. We're moving to Pennsylvania one way the other, so we're going to be right down the street and I'm not afraid of driving. You know, I'm used to driving. I could use a volunteer to take one of our seven cats on your lap on our way across country. Seven cats. You don't have an English boo dog and I don't have a Marine Court Tattoo. Isn't that a surprise? Yeah, actually, you never heard of the Marinea. Got Drunk in the bar and got a tattoo of the bar, though. Well, you just met one the you did not see Burke New Hampshire. The chop shop pub brought me in and they're their logo is like a Harley Davidson dealership logo and that was where I got my sea legs on a motorcycle. So there's a little bit more of the story. But I got a tattoo of the bar on my on my leg, because I was the first guy that acted like he wanted to look out for me and teach me how to do the tshirts and all that kind of stuff, and he was just about his bar. He didn't really give a rats ass about me. So I'm going to turn into a POW logo one. But yeah, it happened. I've got poked. Finally, I'm not. I'm not typically one that wants to get poked. I see a woman of a tattoos, I just think she likes to get poked. I mean, I don't know. Yeah, Tim, thanks again and Separfides, been a pleasure talking to you all. My pleasure, my pleasure. If you have any interest of being a guest on lifetime movie, just email me at rich Bennett, that's our H Bee and and Ett at Dan Bencom Dan been is, Delta Alpha, November, Bravo, Echo, novembercom and yeah, we'll be sure to say let me get you on. This is a monthly podcast where we are looking for people that are either active military veterans, first responders, doctors, nurses, family members of spouses. Everybody's got a story and we want to hear about it. So please, please, please, please. I can't ask you enough. Get in touch with me. We'll go ahead and get it scheduled. Doesn't matter whether you're here in the states or in another country. We have the ability to set it up to where we can still record. So again, just email me, rich Bennett, at Dan bencom.

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