Luis Carlos Montalvan Famous Quotes & Sayings

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19 Luis Carlos Montalvan Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: A few days later, Tuesday quietly crossed our apartment as I read a book and, A few days later, Tuesday quietly crossed our apartment as I read a book and, after a nudge against my arm, put his head on my lap. As always, I immediately checked my mental state, trying to assess what was wrong. I knew a change in my biorhythms had brought Tuesday over, because he was always monitoring me, but I couldn't figure out what it was. Breathing? Okay. Pulse? Normal. Was I glazed or distracted? Was I lost in Iraq? Was a dark period descending? I didn't think so, but I knew something must be wrong, and I was starting to worry ... until I looked into Tuesday's eyes. They were staring at me softly from under those big eyebrows, and there was nothing in them but love.
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Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: It's not just his understanding of me, although that's part of it. With a word, It's not just his understanding of me, although that's part of it. With a word, Tuesday can guide me to dozens of places. He can be my surrogate or a mirror to my heart.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: Moments of quiet friendship are what make life-everyone's life-grand Moments of quiet friendship are what make life-everyone's life-grand
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: For the senior officers in Iraq, at least in 2005-2006, the responsibility was to the For the senior officers in Iraq, at least in 2005-2006, the responsibility was to the men at the top, the media, the message, the public back home - anything and everything, it seemed, but the soldiers under their command. And that's the ultimate betrayal of Iraq, the one that disillusioned me in Baghdad and Nineveh and keeps me outraged today.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: The dogs brought it all back to, you know, to the human side. The dogs brought it all back to, you know, to the human side.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: The first thing everyone notices is the dog. The first thing everyone notices is the dog.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: Whenever I needed a reassuring touch, Tuesday was there. He was my miracle dog. I Whenever I needed a reassuring touch, Tuesday was there. He was my miracle dog. I already loved him and depended on him more than any other animal I'd ever known- and most other people, too.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: [it] isn't something you just get over. You don't go back to being who you [it] isn't something you just get over. You don't go back to being who you were. It's more like a snow globe. War shakes you up, and suddenly all those pieces of your life - muscles, bones, thoughts, beliefs, relationships, even your dreams - are floating in the air out of your grip. They'll come down. I'm here to tell you that, with hard work, you'll recover. But they'll never come down where they once were. You're a changed person after combat. Not better or worse, just different.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: This is who I am. I am loving but wounded, and I need someone to This is who I am. I am loving but wounded, and I need someone to take me as I am.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: The most hateful grief of all human griefs is this, to have knowledge of the The most hateful grief of all human griefs is this, to have knowledge of the truth but no power over the event.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: That's the moment when Tuesday, after all his caution, stopped being just my service dog, That's the moment when Tuesday, after all his caution, stopped being just my service dog, and my emotional support, and my conversation piece. That's when he became my friend.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: We aren't just service dog and master, Tuesday and I are also best friends. Kindred We aren't just service dog and master, Tuesday and I are also best friends. Kindred souls, Brothers. Whatever you want to call it.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: I am, in fact, committed to being honest with myself so that I can overcome I am, in fact, committed to being honest with myself so that I can overcome this situation. This includes not succumbing to the path of least resistance (denial) but rather the path of hardship which I know will lead to my evolution.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: When he lay beside me with his dog-breath sighs, it was if he was saying, When he lay beside me with his dog-breath sighs, it was if he was saying, Give me your sadness. I will take it, as much as you need. If it kills us both, so be it. I am here.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: Where the Army we loved sold us out for careerist brass, a war-porn-fixated media and Where the Army we loved sold us out for careerist brass, a war-porn-fixated media and military-industrial-complex corporate greed; where the only honor and integrity seemed to exist among the troops on the line.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: As always when I was in trouble, I looked down at Tuesday. I could see As always when I was in trouble, I looked down at Tuesday. I could see his concern, but also his confidence in me. There was something about his eyes, when he looked at me, that always said, I believe in you, Luis.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: Why don't you grab a chair," I joked, "and sit down!"And then, like she so Why don't you grab a chair," I joked, "and sit down!"
And then, like she so often did, Mary smiled.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: Maybe PTSD really is triggered by a single incident, a stressor, as it's known in Maybe PTSD really is triggered by a single incident, a stressor, as it's known in the psychiatric community, and maybe the attack at Al-Waleed was that stressor for me, but as I have learned in the intervening years, I was not damaged by that moment alone. In fact, while there are specific memories that resurface with some frequency, like the suicide bomber in Sinjar or the order riot at Al-Waleed, I find myself most traumatized by the overall experience of being in a combat zone like Iraq, where you are always surrounded by war but rarely aware of when or how violence will arrive. Like so many of my fellow veterans, I understand now how that it is the daily adrenaline rush of a war without front lines or uniforms, rather than the infrequent bursts of bloody violence, that ultimately damages the modern warrior's mind.
Luis Carlos Montalvan Sayings: But knowing the difficulties didn't make Tuesday's lack of focus easier for me. When Tuesday But knowing the difficulties didn't make Tuesday's lack of focus easier for me. When Tuesday was distracted, I felt unsure. In the years ahead, I learned to read his reactions. I knew when his mind was wandering, when he was merely interested in something (Squirrel! Urine-smelling tree!), and when he was alert to possible danger. Knowing Tuesday's mood calmed my mind, because I could trust his vigilance. Today, I can walk down the street distracted and carefree because I have faith Tuesday will alert me to danger. In those early months, before I'd learn to trust his instincts, Tuesday's greatest contribution was his presence. He was my point man, walking slightly ahead of me, symbolically leading the way. He was a buffer against the world, but also a diversion. If they were going to look at me, most people looked at Tuesday first, and that was a relief.