A U.S. Marine And Two Police Officers At A Restaurant

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Joe Vicente Cadena, a United States Marine, went to a local Chick-fil-A Restaurant for dinner. When he saw two police officers sitting on one of the tables, he decided to sit behind them.

In his story that he posted on Facebookhe explained what with the great loss of life by police across our country, why he felt the need to sit behind them. It will greatly move you.

Tonight I ate dinner behind two Fort Worth police officers, but let me tell you why it was important.

Friday night, 4 days ago, 2 of their brothers were shot and hospitalized. Then 2 months ago, 5 officers from the next largest department, a county over (Dallas PD) were assassinated.

Tonight I sat behind these officers on purpose, I positioned myself between them and the door. I sat and ate my dinner, while they laughed and joked and enjoyed their time with each other (I felt the need to inlcude that because some forget that police officers are normal people just like you and me).

I sat there silently after I finished my meal, and continued to watch both exits., while they ate I did not leave until after they left.

Silently watching their 6, I was unarmed, however, in the event that anyone would try to take their life, I would have been more than ready to sacrifice my own, for theirs.

Sounds crazy right? Why would you die for people you don’t even know?

Have you ever stopped and thought about the fact…that is what police officers are doing every single day?

I am a United States Marine, I know what brotherhood is, and even though these men are not marines, they know what is is like to serve their country, their community, and the ones they love…and for that they are my brothers, and I will stand watch over them, the way they stand watch over me.

Enjoy your dinner Blue, Green has you 6.”

What a great story by a Marine veteran whom we all honor with a big “oorah”!

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Chuck Yarling has had many titles in his career thus far: veteran, engineer, math teacher, consultant, technical writer, book author and publisher, and triathlete. He was a member the Military Order of the Purple Heart and Bugles Across America, which plays Taps at military funerals and special events. Spec. 5 Chuck Yarling served with the 26th Combat Engineering Battalion in Vietnam as an awards clerk. His service with the U.S. Army resulted in being awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Army Commendation Medal. You may reach Chuck at [email protected]