hot pink doc martens all the way back to the Revolutionary War
O joined the Marines in June of 2000 and before he left in 2005, he saw well, who can describe what he saw. He was fighting in Iraq from the first day of the war, his unit was part of the crew that captured Baghdad, his unit then occupied the city of Karbala, where O led human intelligence and security operations, basically becoming the of the historic city. After nine months, he was then deployed to Al Anbar province, where he survived a failed assassination attempt by Al Qaeda while he was negotiating with tribal leaders in an area now held by ISIS.After leaving the Marines, O stayed in Afghanistan. He started his own consultancy business, working closely with the Department of Defense, and acted as a top CIA and FBI informant.He came back home to the United States this past September to care for his elderly mother.And he didn like what he came home to.this stuff going on, I couldn believe how divided the country is, he said. is angry. So I was angry as well. He reconnected with an uncle, who provided a family tree, and that ancestor Ezekiel Anderson was actually O great great great great great great great grandfather.And . there was no proof he was the boat. They did find proof, however, that Anderson was a guide for Washington, and helped him not only cross the Delaware, but win the Battle of Princeton.As it turns out, Anderson was one of three locals who was interviewed by Washington about the British positions in Princeton and if he could help lead the Continental Army through the backroads of Maidenhead (now Lawrence) in order to not run into British troops who were marching up what would be Rt. 206.Plenty of books on the subject, plenty of experts O spoke with during his time in Mercer last week.Plenty of spiritual moments, as well, as O walked the same lands Anderson walked which were, as it turns out, many. Anderson father, Capt. John Anderson, was one of the major landowners in the region.And O found his gravesite, at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, which Anderson helped found.lived my whole life in Lawrence and I had no idea about this stuff, O said. eat pizza across the street and the founding member of church, my ancestor, is buried there. Kind of surreal.