The Christmas spirit lives on.
And despite what the leftists might think, there’s some tremendous Christmas spirit going on in the U.S. military.
Donald Trump’s pick of General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense drew loud applause from the right, who saw the pick as a pure underscore of the president-elect’s promise to Make America Great Again and put the United States number one on the international front.
The left, of course, wasn’t happy about the choice, calling Mattis a too-tough aggressor who would lead America straight down the path of World War III.
But Mattis is hardly all fight, all the time.
“He deeply cares about his men,” the Independent Journal Review reported. “In fact, what he did for one Marine on Christmas shows just how much he cares.”
What’d he do exactly? Well, it’s one of those stories that will make you tear up a little, which is why it’s so perfect for the day after Christmas, and with the New Year looming large, we need such a message of hope:
…unfortunately, you won’t find this story in the blatantly left mainstream media. The biased-toward-liberal press isn’t going to report anything that puts Trump or his team in a positive light. Still, the truth has a way of leaking out.
Apparently, Mattis made a surprise visit to Quantico Marine Base to pull duty as officer of the day on Christmas, in order to allow a lower-ranked officer the ability to spend the holiday with his family. Here’s a snippet from the entire story:
“About that time, General Krulak said that General Mattis came in, in a duty uniform with a sword, and General Krulak said, “Jim, what are you doing here on Christmas day? Why do you have duty?” General Mattis told him that the young officer who was scheduled to have duty on Christmas day had a family, and General Mattis decided it was better for the young officer to spend Christmas Day with his family, and so he chose to have duty on Christmas Day.”
And the general that recounted the story of Mattis’ Christmas kindness? He said simply, as repeated in IJR: “
“That’s the kind of officer that Jim Mattis is.”
Mattis may be hated by the left but he’s loved by many. And even more important, in this time of widespread terror and Obama-inspired open borders, feared by those who would be America’s enemy.
Maybe this is the sort of story democrats need to read, or anyone who thinks they have guys like Mattis “all figured out.”
Source: Independent Journal Review