For the past 30 years I have served as volunteer for my community rescue squad, the last 20 of which has been as a volunteer paramedic. I am also a police officer and currently serve as the Chief of Police for the State University of New York College at New Paltz. As a jew who has never been to Israel, I am at a point in my life that I feel the "calling" and what better way to go than to serve the Country.
IT WAS 4:00 AM, THANKSGIVING MORNING.
MY PHONE VIBRATED ON THE NIGHT STAND AND THE TEXT READ 'WE’RE DEPLOYING TO ISRAEL-- LEAVING IN 6 HOURS. I LEANED OVER TO KISS MY FIANCÉE GOODBYE AND LEFT FOR THE LONG FLIGHT FROM LAX TO BEN GURION AIRPORT.Read More