Once a Warrior: How One Veteran Found a New Mission Closer to Home

By Jake Wood
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Once a Warrior by Jake Wood is a poignant memoir that follows the journey of the author, a former Marine, as he leaves the battlefield and discovers a new purpose in life.

In the midst of unimaginable chaos and violence during his tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, Wood witnesses the true power of teamwork and leadership in the face of adversity. Inspired by this, he decides to take action once he returns home.

Drawing upon his military training and values, Wood co-founds Team Rubicon, an organization that utilizes the skills of veterans to provide disaster relief around the world.

Through heartfelt anecdotes, Wood shares the struggles and triumphs of building a non-profit from scratch. He highlights the power of community and the importance of mission-oriented work, while also addressing the difficulties faced by veterans transitioning into civilian life.

Once a Warrior takes readers on a visceral exploration of the impact of war, highlighting both the mental and physical toll it can impose. It serves as a reminder that even in the face of darkness, there is always hope and a chance for redemption.

This inspiring memoir offers a unique perspective on the experiences of a warrior transformed, showcasing the incredible potential within each individual to make a positive impact on the world.
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