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"Gordy-isms" Book Two
(Published November 25, 2013)
“You better think of
something positive, uplifting, motivational or funny and hold onto it tight; because
the pain is coming!” That is what then wounded warrior, and now author Gordon L
Ewell used to tell himself every morning prior to the surgeries, and the
therapies, that faced him every day during a long and arduous six year recovery
after being severely wounded in 2006 during the war in Iraq.
He began to share his
positive and uplifting thoughts with other Soldiers in the hospitals, trying to
give them something to hold onto as well to get them through their day! It caught on quickly,
and so began the birth of “Gordy-isms,” Inspiring, Inspirational, and Thought
Provoking Quotes to help everyone start their day!
Gordon L Ewell (US Army
Retired) served in the war in Iraq. He had one of the most dangerous missions;
find the roadside bombs. He completed 59 combat missions, was blown-up on six
different occasions, and saved countless lives. He was also severely wounded in
This collection of his quotes was gathered during from many long and intense years he spent on his “Recovery Road.” as well as from original quotes he continues to put on his Facebook page most every morning. Follow Him on Facebook (Gordon Ewell) to get your daily fix of quotes that will make you laugh, smile, and feel good all over… and what an awesome way to start the day!
"Gordy-isms" Book Two, just like his original book "Gordy-isms" is a continuation of laugh out loud, thought provoking, inspiring and motivational quotes that are sure to put a smile on your face and start your day off right with your heart beaming bright!
It is divided into sections of quotes by topics. The topics include the following: Friends and Friendship; Light-Hearted; Volunteering and Time; Military, Government Government Recognized Holidays, and Military; and Spiritual and Self-help.
(Published November 13, 2012)
Gordon L Ewell (US Army Retired) served in the war in Iraq. He had one of the most dangerous missions; find the roadside bombs. He completed 59 combat missions, was blown-up on six different occasions, and saved countless lives. He was also severely wounded in the process.
Blessed to cheat death on so many occasions, he now seeks to greet each day with a positive energy that is contagiously caring, light-hearted and motivational.
This collection of his quotes has been gathered from the last five very long and intense years that he has spent on his “Recovery Road,” trying to get back and regain as much of himself as he possibly could. One step at a time, Ewell has fought to do that in part by telling himself every single day to think of something positive, uplifting and encouraging that he could focus on and share with others, rather than dwell on pain and depression that has tried to consume his recovery.
His nick-name is “Gordy.” Before long his uplifting, witty and inspirational “thoughts for the day” were being looked forward to by others with whom he was hospitalized and recovering with. They started to refer to his morning “thought for the day” as “Gordy-isms.” And so became the birth of “Gordy-isims.” It is something he still continues to do today; thinking of something positive to start his day!
"Gordy-isms" is a book of fun, inspiring and motivational quotes! It is divided into sections of quotes by topics. The topics include the folowing: Love and Friendship; Spiritual and Self-help; Light Hearted; Government and Military; Time and Money; Volunteering and Blessings.
"A Lifetime at War"
(Published July 11, 2012)
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Accolades,and Positively Excellent and Awesome Reviews
This Book has Received by
the Industries Leading Leading Independant Book Review Sources:
BlueInk Review; Kirkus Indie; and FOREWORD Magazine
Master Sergeant Gordon L Ewell, a Combat Engineer, and expert in the tactics and techniques the enemy was using in Iraq to assemble, disguise and detonate deadly Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), became one of the first two Soldiers ever to make up a special team, who’s mission was vital in the fight to find and render safe the IEDs, before they could unleash their deadly force upon other Soldiers, convoys, civilians, and local civilian commuters during the War in Iraq. He performed 59 dangerous missions, co-authored a “first of its kind” manual used for the training of special teams that would have the mission of finding IEDs, was “Blown-up” six different times and saved countless lives. He received the Bronze Star Medal for “demonstrating personal courage and conviction on multiple occasions by continually performing his duties while under enemy attack,” and the Purple Heart Medal for “wounds received in while engaged in combat” during the War.
Though permanently disabled he continues to fight! This is more than just an incredible and inspiring personal account of his “Recovery Road.”
Once again Ewell is using his expertise and experience; this time to help “Wounded Warriors” navigate the hell of recovery and help us all to understand that while the War in Iraq may have ended on December 15, 2011, for the thousands of Soldiers severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, their War will never end!
"Dung In My Foxhole"
(Published May 26, 2011)
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) are the enemy’s weapon of choice in Iraq and to date they are the number-one killer of Coalition forces on the battlefield. Their ever-increasing sophistication is a challenge but not an insurmountable one.
Generally speaking, IEDs are roadside bombs that threaten our Soldiers and logistical convoys taking much-needed supplies to them.
Master Sergeant Ewell, a Combat Engineer, and expert in the tactic’s and techniques the enemy was using in Iraq to assemble, disguise and detonate IEDs, became one of the first two Soldiers ever to make up a special team, who’s mission was vital in the fight to find and render safe the Improvised Explosive Devices, before they could unleash their deadly force upon other Soldiers, Convoys, and the local traffic of Iraqi civilian commuters.
In Iraq, he performed 59 dangerous missions, co-authored a “first of its kind manual used for the training of special teams that would have the mission of finding IEDs, was “Blown-up” six different times and saved countless lives. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart Medal.
This is a powerful account of his experience during War, and his Post-War struggles with Severe Injuries and PTSD thru Poetry.