WOW! The Day a US Marine “Caught Gen. Mattis In Surprising Location On Christmas Day
General James Mattis is well known for his hard hitting actions against terrorists and his epic quotes about war. He appears to be a hard-hearted man with no care for anything soft within the military, but some have been witness to a different side of Ole Mad Dog on occasion and this story in particular shows that the General is so much more than an old war dog.
Acts of purely unselfishness are not easy to come by these days, but this Christmas season we have been blessed to receive a story of just that. When a young soldier was given guard duty on a base post a few years back many were shocked to see who was in his place for the 24 hour stint. General Mattis stated that he took that shift so the soldier could be with his family for the holidays and that was that.
No need for payback, no request for a future favor. Just simple love, compassion, and giving for his fellow soldier.
According to the Western Journal :
Years before Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis was selected by President Donald Trump to become the secretary of defense, he spent one Christmas Day demonstrating leadership by example.Share: