Miraculously, I survived and made it back to the army hospital at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. My recovery would be a slow process, with much time spent in the hospital.
Meanwhile, my conclusions about the just nature of the Grenada operation were confirmed as I lay in my hospital bed two days after being shot. I was watching the television news when a reporter thrust a microphone in front of an elderly lady in Grenada. She was one of those who had suffered greatly during the occupation by the Cubans and communists. Toothless and dressed in tattered clothing, the lady looked directly into the camera, and, with tears in her eyes, she said, "God bless Ronald Reagan, and God bless America!"
Yes, we were in a just war—and I was honored to be part of it. My injuries suddenly seemed insignificant.
Lieutenant General William G. Boykin (retired) is the founder of Kingdom Warriors Ministry and the executive vice president of the Family Research Council. He was the United States Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2007, and is the author of three books with combined sales of almost half a million copies. His latest book, The Warrior's Soul, from which this article was excerpted, releases this month and was co-authored with Stu Weber.
Watch author, pastor and former soldier Stu Weber identify how the "warrior's soul" relates to leadership at warrior.charismamag.com
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In their book The Warrior's Soul, Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin and Stu Weber raise the war cry for Christians to fight for justice on behalf of Christ. They show that, whether physical or spiritual, all just battles require warriors who have courage and integrity. This book can be found at any store where Christian books are sold or at christianbook.com or amazon.com.
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