By Robert McGovern
Captain Robert McGovern epitomizes all that's correct and solid in the US. one in every of 9 youngsters transforming into up in a brand new Jersey family members, he made neighborhood headlines as a highschool soccer phenom ahead of changing into a celeb linebacker for the Kansas urban Chiefs, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the recent England Patriots. while his illustrious NFL profession used to be over, he earned a legislation measure from Fordham college and went to paintings for the hot York urban district attorney's place of work. From that vantage element he witnessed close-up the autumn of the dual Towers on that world-altering morning in September 2001—an occasion that encouraged him to go away public existence and sign up for the U.S. military to raised serve the rustic he loves. As an army prosecuting lawyer, Captain McGovern has urged battlefield commanders on felony ideas of engagement in Afghanistan and has prosecuted suspected terrorists in Iraq. A devoted soldier and a guy of religion who has been at the entrance traces of the conflict on Terror—both at domestic and within the center East—Captain Robert McGovern is a rare American with a striking and demanding tale to tell—one that each American must pay attention.
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Extra resources for All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in Iraq
Chapter Three ★ ★ ★ Family, Faith, and Football— Growing Up an Irish Catholic Kid in New Jersey w h e n yo u ’ r e t h e s e v e n t h o f n i n e c h i l d r e n , a s I was, you learn a few important lessons at a very early age. You quickly realize, the world doesn’t revolve around you, which helps to explain why I find writing this memoir more than a little disconcerting. You also learn that if this large enterprise called the McGovern family is going to get anything done, you have to cooperate.
He returned my salute. By this time, a huge crowd of rescuers was gathered at the far end of the street—hundreds of people held back by just police tape and wooden barricades that outlined a path just wide enough for the motorcade to pass through on its way to the next destination. As the president’s Suburban disappeared into the throngs of people gathered to see him—pumping their fists and cheering—I couldn’t help but feel an incredible sense of patriotism. As I slowly followed up the street on my way back to the pile, I was struck by the sound of the crowd chanting “USA!
They had no children of their own, so she gave the horse and buggy to my grandfather. It was 1914 and he was all of fourteen years old. He was also still in the fourth grade. Which meant, apparently, he wasn’t much of a scholar, and he knew it. So he left school and started his own delivery business. By the time he retired and passed the business to his three sons, including my father, G. T. McGovern Trucking and Warehousing was one of New Jersey’s largest trucking companies. As I was growing up, my father often told me that I was welcome to join him and my brothers in the family business.
All American: Why I Believe in Football, God, and the War in Iraq by Robert McGovern