WO Gary O'Neal
WO Gary O'Neal, with over 40 years in Special Operations, used Spiritual Recovery with Indian Sweat Boxes and Purification Rites to regain his ability to return to and work in the world.
Gary is one of the nation's most experienced warriors in the dark side of war with extensive hand to hand combat in multiple wars. Gary and I served together in an earlier life, and we are pleased to link up again to explain to those who have come home, but not yet returned, how to recover spiritually from war. Ann Vogel, our family therapist, has volunteered to speak with the families of our veterans to interpret their warriors to them, and help them to recover together. Together they offer a unique perspective to families on recovering from moral injury. We are setting up a touring schedule for them to begin later this year (2014).
From the Barnes and Noble review of his book "American Warrior" - In O’Neal’s own words, he "wasn’t born a warrior", life made him one. American Warrior will serve as inspiration for American men and women in uniform today, as well as appeal to the countless veterans who served their country alongside O’Neal.
The epic story of one of America's greatest soldiers, Ranger Hall of Fame member Gary O'Neal, who served his country for forty years
Chief Warrant Officer Gary O’Neal is no ordinary soldier. For nearly forty years, he has fought America’s enemies, becoming one of the greatest Warriors this nation has ever known. Part Native American, O’Neal was trained in both military combat and the ways of his native people, combining his commitment to freedom with his respect for the enemy, his technical fighting skills with his fierce warrior spirit.
From his first tour in Vietnam at seventeen to fighting in both Gulf wars, O’Neal was nothing less than a super soldier. A minefield of aggression bordering on a justice-seeking vigilante, O’Neal kept fighting even when wounded, refusing to surrender in the face of nine serious injuries and being left more than once. O’Neal earned countless military honors as a member of the elite Army Rangers corps, a founding member of the legendary first Department of Defense antiterrorist team, a member of the Golden Knights Parachuting Team, and more, devoting his life to training the next generation of soldiers. His unbelievable true stories are both shocking and moving, a reminder of what it means to be a true American hero