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107-John Podcast: Marine, High School Teacher of Students with Special Needs, Combat Engineer, Demolitions Instructor (for a bit), Lover of the American Flag, Autodidact

June 14, 2021

John shares stories about enlisting in the Marines, the inspiration to starting American Flag Guardians a non-profit that replaces tattered American Flags, why the flag means so much to him (3:58), working with students with severe disabilities,  Rotary Club flag display being so meaningful, having his base mortared while serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom, challenges in transitioning back to civilian life (37:44), deciding to not reenlist so he could have a family, being a demo instructor, why he got into teaching, and his “Best 1st for Last”  reaching students with Autism through a chess lesson (1:26:24)

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