For the second year in a row, Mobile Bay has served as the training ground for a crew of military veterans preparing to row across the Atlantic. On Wednesday, the city showed how enthusiastic it was about the mission.
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A team of veterans is training in Mobile Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for a race of a life time. They’re going to row more than 3,000 miles crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
It’s a clever play on words that illustrates the simple wisdom of the actual phrase “fight or die”. Fight or die. Fight against that which holds you back. Fight against the insecurity or the uncertainty of life or perish. The old Latin proverb made famous by Virgil, “audentis Fortuna iuvat” or “Fortune favors the bold”, reminds us that life is not for the timid as they (the timid) are soon relegated into obscurity and insignificance.
When Carl Christensen came home from piloting nuclear submarines overseas, his service didn’t end. In some ways, it had just begun.
Wanting to continue serving his country, the Navy veteran has enlisted in a different type of service — bringing awareness to the mental health needs of soldiers.
“I’m a veteran that feels I haven’t done enough and wanted to do what I could to help out,” he said.