Brave DC Guardsman Runs Towards the Sound of Snowflakes
WASHINGTON — D.C. National Guard 1st Lt. Patrick Hoover has taken a pledge to ignore his personal safety, family obligations and unscheduled telecommute to run towards the sound of snowflakes.
“There’s always someone that just as everyone else is running away for their own protection will run back into the fray,” said Hoover. “These are today’s Spartans, sitting in cold armory so that others may sleep peaceably in their beds as frozen water falls.”
“It’s like what Mr. Rogers said,” added Hoover, munching on freshly delivered pizza. “When bad things happen, look for the helpers.”
Hoover has made the decision, again and again, to follow National Guard values and face fear to overcome raindrops, snowflakes, power outages and large crowds to protect everything we hold dear as Americans.
“Once, I had to drive a Humvee with no snow tires to get a little old lady to her dialysis appointment.” said Hoover. “There’s no way to train for that. You just need to reach deep inside yourself and know tha…
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