Gregg Favre (@GreggFavre )

Gregg Favre

Bio Public servant. Biased to action. Comfortable in chaos. Occasionally found at the edges of Empire. NavalPostGrad & GWMed Alum. Harvard Fellow. Stoic.
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iPhone : As ever, my friend Pete Lucier - using his own lived experiences to draw empathy - eloquently lays out the case for expressing gratitude for essential workers.

Worth the read time.

(Bonus: He includes a reference to what I can only assume is Jacked3D.)

taskandpurpose.com/opinion/corona…

iPhone : Frumentarius Alex Hollings There is danger in using “War” lexicon on our problems that arent.

Drugs. Poverty. Science. Etc.

The virus is not an “enemy”. People trying to survive are not “warriors”.

We can call for unity, strength & resiliency while building accurate solutions/vocab on unique problems.

iPhone : For my fellow firefighters, Murphy has a special connection to us.

The Long Island native asked his friend & FDNY firefighter Owen OCallaghan for a patch.

Murphy wore Engine 54/Ladder 43 patch throughout his deployment as a constant reminder of 9/11 & why the SEALs were in AFG. twitter.com/GreggFavre/sta…

iPhone : Tom B Well stated Tom. Thank you. And thanks for your daughter’s service. Her successes are certainly a credit to your family and the values and self discipline you championed.

iPhone : This #MemorialDay I remember Navy Senior Chief Shannon Kent, killed by a suicide bomber in Syria, 2019.

Kent -a mother of 2 & a member of our IW Community- spoke 7 languages, had multiple combat deployments w/ SEALs, survived cancer & was working towards a PhD.

The best of us.

iPhone : For the second time in 3 days, we did the Memorial Murph workout in kit.

1 mile run
100 pull-ups
200 push-ups
300 squats
1 mile run

Movement - and remembrance - is a gift.

More about Medal of Honor recipient Mike Murphy here: navy.mil/ah_online/moh/…

Twitter Web App : Steve Tedoni De Smet Jesuit High School Lest we forget, Steve.

We tend to praise words like “honor”, “courage” & “sacrifice” in their philosophical forms.

Scott, Shannon, Chris & 1000s of others represent these words in practice.

We do well to not only remember their deaths, but to also celebrate lives & stories.

Twitter Web App : Killed alongside Senior Chief Kent was #STL native & De Smet Jesuit High School grad, Scott Wirtz.

He was a decorated Navy SEAL & was serving with the Defense Intelligence Agency at the time of the blast.

He was known & loved by many in our region.

Fair winds & following seas, Scott. twitter.com/GreggFavre/sta…

Twitter Web App : I am proud to wear her name on my wrist.

For me, it serves as a continuous reminder of someone who embodied service beyond self, as well as a bias to action and sacrifice that we should all strive towards in matters important to us.

Fair winds and following seas, Senior Chief.

Twitter Web App : Shannon was the first and only (to date) enlisted sailor to have their memorial service at the Naval Academy Chapel.

Thousands attended.

nytimes.com/2019/02/15/mag…

Twitter Web App : She won awards being a top human intelligence collector and linguist across FIVE combat deployments.

She ran a 3:30 marathon.

She was a code breaker.

She was the noncommissioned officer in charge at the National Security Agency’s operations directorate.

She was incredible.

Twitter Web App : This #MemorialDay I remember Navy Senior Chief Shannon Kent, killed by a suicide bomber in Syria, 2019.

Kent -a mother of 2 & a member of our IW Community- spoke 7 languages, had multiple combat deployments w/ SEALs, survived cancer & was working towards a PhD.

The best of us.

Twitter Web App : This #MemorialDayWeekend I remember my friend Chris Walsh.

Chris was a medic w/ the St. Louis Fire Dept & a Corpsman (HM2) w/ the U.S. Navy.

He was killed by an IED on 4 Sep 2006, conducting combat operations in Fallujah, Iraq serving w/ 3rd Batt, 24th Regiment, 4th U.S. Marines Division.

Twitter Web App : Chriss memory lives on.

Most importantly, in the Marines he cared for & Iraqi lives he saved.

The street beside his firehouse & a Fire Department lifesaving award both bear his name.

Chris led a worthy, service filled life - one worth remembering this #MemorialDay.

Twitter Web App : Chris was killed on 4 Sept 2006 in a roadside bombing.

Black bunting adorned St. Louis Fire Dept fire houses & flags across #STL were lowered to half-staff.

At my house, E24, my Captain (a retired Navy man) assembled off going & oncoming shifts for a short remembrance.