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Six Generations: 3

by COL Barry Willey, USA (Ret.) Final Act of Courage The citation to Jon’s posthumous Silver Star for gallantry in action described his actions: “During the initial contact, Lieutenant Shine was seriously wounded. Despite his wounds, Lt. Shine immediately began placing suppressive fire on the enemy positions, thus allowing his men to move to cover.” His words to “Doc” Jackson seem clearly intended to keep “Doc” and the other platoon members focused on Joe Roberts for the few moments that he engaged the enemy. Jon, thinking only about his men and acting on their behalf, perished when the enemy returned […]

Six Generations: 2

by COL Barry Willey, USA (Ret.) Barracks Bible Studies Jon approached several other new cadets in our company and assembled a small group of eager men who desired to grow in their Christian faith, while they progressed in their cadet experiences. The discrete manner of Jon’s involvement in these men’s lives, however, and Jon’s own stellar reputation, created a situation that was easily tolerated by the members of Company G-1, though it could have been viewed by some as fraternization. There was never any pressure to participate and Jon’s leading of these Bible study groups was personable yet scholarly and […]

Six Generations: 1

by COL Barry Willey, USA (Ret.) > PDF Version “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” 2 Timothy 2:2 “Choosing the Harder Right” When I learned back in October of 1970 of the tragic death in battle of my friend and spiritual mentor at West Point, Jon Shine, and thought of the powerful and eternal impact he had on my life, and that of so many others, I committed then to telling his amazing story to others. His selfless lifestyle and […]

Time, Talent, Treasure: Academies

[…]Mary Ann Hampton, whose fifteen years of service includes the USMA OCF tenures of Mike Tesdahl and Barry Willey, as well as Tom. These dedicated team members of active duty and retired military and civilians-more than thirty-five at both USMA and USNA-who come alongside in support of the OCF field staff at the academies, are spurred by “the love of Christ,” compelling them to share “the hope that lies within them, ‘” said Tom. They help in a variety of ways, including leading Bible studies, mentoring, and other events, such retreats, activity nights, mission trips, etc. Key components of those […]

OCF in Space

[…]2010 mission, taking parts for an observation deck and a new room for the ISS, was piloted by Col Terry Virts Jr., USAF. The very next space shuttle mission was in April with former OCF Council member Col Jim Dutton, USAF, piloting Discovery, taking a module filled with science racks for use in the ISS’s’ […]

Members: Cast your vote now for OCF Council

[…]mentoring, equipping, and encouraging others.  Nominated by: CAPT Chris Blake, JAGC, USNR; COL Hunt Kerrigan, ANG; Col Mike Martin, USAF (Ret.); COL Mike Tesdahl, USA (Ret.)    LTC Eric Hathaway, USA Education: University of Southern Mississippi, BS, 1994  Present assignment: CGSC instructor, Fort Leavenworth, KS Ministry involvement: OCF member since 2007, Bible study leader, Fort Leavenworth, KS; post coordinator, Fort Sill, OK Personal testimony: My father was saved as a U.S. Air Force airman and later became a pastor, passing on his faith and patriotism to all his children. I claim the earliest salvation of Christ as seen in Psalm […]
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