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Patriot Proclamation (FOR PUBLIC RELEASE)

When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to replace the politicians who have failed to properly govern our nation, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that we should declare the causes which impel us to this action.

We remind all that we still hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created Equal, and that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, among these Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. In order to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. However, when those in power become destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to replace them, to alter the system by which they are chosen, and to institute a new process that is more likely to secure our Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that processes long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind is more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations persist, it is our right and our duty to throw out such leaders, and to provide new guards for our future.

Such has been the patient sufferance of We the American People; and such is now the necessity which compels us to alter the process by which our leaders are chosen. The history of the present and recent politicians is a history of repeated malfeasance and usurpations, all having directly or indirectly established an absolute control over We the People. To prove this, let these facts be submitted to a suffering nation:

. The politicians have continuously ignored our Constitution, trampling the rights of the States and the people.
. The politicians have completely destroyed the concept of equality, dividing the nation into countless factions in order to garner political support.
. The politicians have criminally refused fiscal responsibility, incurring debts and obligations designed to enslave our posterity in the cruelest of ways.
. The politicians have repeatedly failed our children by blindly supporting a failing, and in places, inept education system.
. The politicians have blatantly abused our citizens with a ridiculously complex and intrusive tax code.
. The politicians have consistently championed political correctness instead of making the difficult decisions that wisdom demands.
. The politicians have cunningly rigged the election process so that the vast majority of incumbents are re-elected despite an overwhelming disapproval of their work.
. Too many politicians have routinely ignored our Creator.

We have warned them from time to time, with correspondence of every kind, but they have been deaf to the voice of reason. We must, therefore, rally the members of this nation and peacefully replace those who have ashamedly usurped power that belongs to the States and the people.

We, therefore, as dutiful spokesmen for citizens all across America, hereby request that every patriot in this country join the GOOOH movement and help select a new slate of independent citizen representatives who will serve the people of their district.

For the good of this nation, and for the future of all who will follow, with a firm reliance on Divine Providence, we respectfully sign this Proclamation and mutually pledge to our fellow countrymen our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.

16 JULY 2011

UPDATED: 31 July 2007

About Me

BIRTH to FOUR

 

One of my favorite lines in response to questions about my “age” is “Hey, I remember the 60’s !”  In all seriousness I really don’t.  I was born in Medway, Massachusetts on the 19th Day of December 1969.  So I really only actually lived 12 days in the 60’s, but it sure sounds good when attempting to identify with those considerably older than me.  I was the number 5, and youngest child born to Preston and Dorothy Osborne, and frankly I don’t remember too much of my younger childhood, but my older sisters, (Cindy, Debbie, Beth) and brother (James) will be quick to tell you that I was always the “BABY” and received favoritism as a result.  I can recall getting just as many spankings as every one else – HOWEVER.. I had the clear advantage of learning from the mistakes of my older siblings.  Primarily I learned at a very early age WHEN to keep my mouth shut, in order to de-escalate situations that would have otherwise resulted in an unfavorable outcome.  As I recall by means of pictures and family conversations, my family moved to California in 1974 – My father took a job at Hughes Helicopters as a machinist and off to California we went.

 

FOUR to FOURTEEN

I guess you can say I had a pretty normal childhood. At this point my being the youngest in the house is no longer the routine. My parents often answered the call to take in foster children whenever the need arose. So my position in the ranks was always changing. I could probably write an entire book on what a positive influence each and every child had on our family, however I will limit my comments specifically to me. I learned at a very early age that every child is important and God simply does not make mistakes, every child conceived deserves the opportunity to live – although in not all cases, live with the parents who conceived the child – every human death (whether moments after conception or in the case of notable Biblical characters – HUNDREDS of years old) should never be at the express unjustifiable will of another human, especially with purely selfish or even criminal motives. At the age of 5 my formal education began at Washington Elementary School in Hawthorne, CA. I moved on up the ladder to Jefferson Jr. High School, and then on to Leuzinger High School where I graduated in 1988. We lived in the same house (4259 W. 134th Street, Hawthorne, CA 90250 for over 15 years. Now again, I don’t recall too much that I can clearly identify as “turning points” in my life from the age four to fourteen, however the foundation was clearly being laid to define and refine the person who I am today. I can recall going to church every Sunday, and Wednesday. I was expected to memorize scripture and could at a very early age explain to anyone exactly what was necessary to go to Heaven, and never doubted the FACT that Jesus Christ died for my sins, and that all I had to do was accept the free gift of salvation, and from that moment of acceptance I would be off the “broad road” leading to Hell, and immediately begin to navigate life on the “narrow road” to Heaven. I would never have to face the penalty of my sins that I knew I deserved. To be honest I was actually deep down in my heart “proud” that I knew the answer and could at any time in the future make that choice in a split-second decision. ß I often rationalized that if I were ever close to death it would only take a second to get “saved” before I die and I was confident that I would be in Heaven. But, for now the “broad road” is less restrictive on my life goals and aspirations. I had never heard of a Christian “cop” and to be quite honest I was pretty sure that if I got saved I could forget about ever being a cop because Christians don’t carry guns..! Right? Christians don’t or can’t shoot people even to save the life of himself or another person..! Right? So I thought… I am convinced all teenagers make irrational decisions because they, as I did, do not want to give up control of their hopes, dreams, desires, successes, and failures. Giving up control of your life is viewed by many as weakness, even if you are giving that control to the creator of the universe. So there I was from age four to fourteen daily rationalizing this issue in my head while continuing to pursue what I wanted to do…whatever I thought would make me happy – living for the NOW.. Sound familiar?

FIFTEEN to SEVENTEEN

I have decided to elaborate somewhat on this rather brief three years of my life simply due to the fact that it was during this time some very significant events occurred which turned out to really define just who David Charles Osborne is. One such significant event in my family life was when a man robbed my sister in the driveway of our home with a knife to her throat. I was already in the house when I heard my sister scream and I called 911 not knowing exactly what was going on. Soon police arrived and this event was the beginning of what was to be my passion for law enforcement. Shortly after this tragic incident I learned about police explorers, and my brother and I immediately signed up and I could not wait to go to the academy. Due to an unfortunate injury my brother was unable to complete the academy, however I was fortunate enough to graduate with the top “physical” GPA – I never put so much effort into anything prior to this – I found what I was good at and gave it 110% - which leads me to graduation day….

 

I graduated from the South Bay Regional Law Enforcement Explorer Academy – Class #13 on February 9th, 1986.  However, that was not the most significant event that day! It was on a Sunday morning and I knew that my parents would either tell me I can’t go because church was more important; or I had to go knowing that they would not be there. I knew what their priorities were. This day ended up being the single most important turning point in my entire life. I was truly at a crossroad and had to decide that day which direction to turn, I found myself being pulled further away from my family and the Lord. I was on a path of self-fulfillment and God was just not part of the plan. I knew that if I included God in the plan I would have to be willing to change the plan. You see I clearly had to decide whether ALL future plans for my life would be what I want or what God wants. Rationalization was always easy for me, but now this decision was consuming every ounce of my being, - surly, I (not God), knew what was best for me – I (not God) would determine my success or failure – I (not God) would get all the credit or blame..etc…etc.. Sound familiar? I knew that I would be required to go to church that night, as usual – Culver City Gospel Hall. In Culver City, California the Gospel is preached faithfully every Sunday evening.  One of the most influential people in my life growing up was, Minor Hawk - Radio Evangelist - many of his messages can be heard here... That evening was no exception and a man by the name of Jim Byland gave the Gospel message that evening. I could not tell you to this day what he said during his message, you see I could have just as easily stood up there and preached the same message. I knew all the facts; I simply made a conscious continuous effort to resist the Holy Spirit. I was enjoying the “broad road” and all the things in life the “broad road” had to offer, and I could remain “in charge”. Why on earth at this point would I want to limit my potential by getting on the “narrow road” I could do that anytime, just not now. While on the outside I felt confident that I could continue to put on the “Christian Look” , at the same time, deep down in my soul I knew I was living a lie. I never felt more proud and confident when Jimmy asked me as I was walking out the door “Are you Saved?” I confidently told him that I was not, and immediately I began to realize what I had done. This is the first time I had verbally and proudly rejected Jesus Christ. WOW !! You see in my mind and heart I had done this numerous times – and somehow managed to internally change the subject and put the decision off for another day – another place – under different circumstances – maybe on my deathbed, but just not now. – But this was different – for the first time in my life I with pride and confidence publicly admitted that I was not saved and everyone including myself knew that it was not a matter of not knowing how, but an absolute, outward, rejection of the free gift of Salvation through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Jimmy invited me into a small private room to consider this decision in more detail. We turned to several scriptures.. ALL of which I could quote by memory – I knew at this point that there was no way I was getting out of this room without making a decision once and for all if I was going to accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior or reject Him once and for all. I also knew that if I left that room without accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior it would have been as if Jesus Christ Himself was standing there with His arms open wide looking straight into my eyes and I turned at walked away. At that moment a verse that says “My spirit shall not always strive with man” was penetrating the depth of soul, and my worst fear became a reality. I knew at that moment that if I walked away from Christ, that the “pressure” I had been feeling all my life would stop and that He would stop pursuing me. At that very instant I surrendered my life, my soul, and my ALL to Christ. I would rather have Christ than ANYTHING this life could offer. I did not pray any special prayer, it was a simple yet dramatic change of heart, and repentance of my sins primarily the sin of rejecting Christ. It was as if Jesus Christ was standing with his arms open wide, saying, “Follow me!” and I simply ran into His arms and have been there ever since. At that moment I received the gift of Salvation – and all the “restrictions” that went along with it. At that moment it was as if I entered through the “narrow gate” and proceeded down the “narrow path”. I believe that many folks in America that call themselves Christians seem to forget the 2nd part. The Bible says that If you have truly repented of your sins, and accepted Christ as Lord and Savior of you life, that you not only do so by entering the “narrow gate” but you begin a life journey on the “narrow path”. I know many people in America who claim to be Christians, and believe that they have entered the “narrow gate” but yet live their life on the “broad road”. Sound Familiar?

I hoped that my parents would at least let me continue to be an explorer – and maybe I could even be the first Christian Cop! - I didn’t figure out all the details because I knew that now that I was a real Christian I had to leave the details up to God. I didn’t learn how incredible this is until recently – Christians can be confident that when we commit our ways to the Lord – He will direct our path – even to the slightest detail – our successes and yes even our failures. I have learned that failure is God’s way of directing our paths – although unpleasant in the immediate sense – eternally valuable in the totality of the circumstances. In life we experience “missed opportunities” if we fail to see the “benefit” of the specific failure which may not come to light for a very long time… and that my friend is the real meaning of life --- viewing life through / from God’s perspective.

SEVENTEEN to EIGHTEEN

This year of my life as a Christian could be defined at “formative”. During this year and at this point in my life I have “been there – done that” as a Law Enforcement Explorer. I have spent nearly every waking moment and even some sleeping moments learning everything I possibly can about Law Enforcement as a Hawthorne Police Explorer. I had accumulated hundreds of volunteer hours – received numerous awards/commendations etc..etc…etc.. I had spent numerous hours on “ride-a-longs” with police officers, and learned that not all law enforcement officers handle the same situation the same way. A valuable lesson that I remind myself of to this day. I have spent hours at the police shooting range with Range-master Fred Hoy. I have met so many different people and had a better understanding of life than the average 17yr old. It is now the end of my Junior Year in High School. I knew I was close to my 18th birthday, and would soon be eligible to get a job. The job that I felt the Lord was drawing me to was “communications operator” at South Bay Regional Public Communications Authority.  This was a regional emergency communications center that handled emergency communications for 5 cities in the South Bay area (Hawthorne, Gardena, El Segundo, Manhattan, and Hermosa).  We received 911 calls for all 5 of these cities, processed and dispatched calls for police, fire, and EMS services.  To make a very long story short I had to miss a few days of school to take the various tests (written, oral, and psychological).  I was reminded more that once, that while they were willing to allow me to test, I could not legally be hired until I was 18 years old.  I figured out that if I double up on some of my classes I could earn enough credits to graduate 1 semester early, I would turn 18 in December and officially complete High School in January 1988, as a mid-term graduate instead of June.  While doubling up on classes I was also going through the application screening, background, typing, written, oral and psychological testing.  At one point in the process I failed the typing test – Life as I knew it was over because I could not type 35 words per min.  I asked if I was eliminated from the competition or if there is a way I can retake the test.  I was excited to find out that I could get a certified letter from a typing instructor, certifying my typing speed of at least 35 words per min, I could continue the process.  I practiced and practiced and practiced – and went to the typing teacher at Leuzinger High School and took and passed the typing test.  I continued the process and was officially notified that my hire date would be a few days after my anticipated mid-term graduation date in January 1988.  Being that I was still living at home and making more money than my friends, about $30,000/yr, not bad for a high school grad in 1988. I had opportunities to spend money that I never imagined.  My Dad helped me get a loan on small Cessna-172 airplane and a 5.0L Mustang from the California Highway Patrol – Life was good!!

 

EIGHTEEN to TWENTY-ONE 

I began to develop some very expensive habits – Flying – Shooting – Eating out a lot – etc..etc.. I decided that I would sign up for the Reserve Police Academy at El Camino College.  I found that the experience I had as an explorer contributed greatly to my success in the academy.  To be completely honest the explorer academy was actually significantly more challenging than the Reserve Police Academy.  At the age of twenty I applied to be a Reserve Police Officer for the City of Palos Verdes Estates, It was the only department I could find that accepted applications from individuals under age 21.  I went through a process very similar to when I applied to SBRPCA.  My psychological, medical, and polygraph all came back normal and I was sworn in prior to my 21st birthday – a goal I had been pushing for – which led to a very significant problem.  Here I am a sworn Law Enforcement Officer, authorized to CARRY a gun in public, but not old enough to BUY one.  Thank God my dad trusted me enough to sign the paperwork at a local gun shop and purchase a Ruger GP100 .357 (primary) and  S&W MOD 38 (back up).  I immediately took them down to the police station to properly record the weapons and qualify with them. – Life was good!!  Finaly I had officialy taken on the responsibility of applying the skills I had learned as a police explorer.  I also learned very quickly that “doing” is much more challenging than “watching” – but I was very much up to the challenge, and to this day I reflect back on some “mistakes” that I made as a young Reserve Police Officer, and the many situations through which I improved my skills in handling.  I could summarize this period of my life as fulfilling numerous life-long dreams and goals.

 

TWENTY-ONE to TWENTY-FOUR 

In February 1991 Life as I planned it came to a screeching halt.  My dad announced that his job requires him and any of us that wish to join him to move to Atlanta, GA.  You can imagine the huge decision I am faced with – I have a plane, a car, and a relatively expensive lifestyle, and living virtually rent-free.  It basically came down to giving up some of my “toys” or move to Georgia in order to continue living at home.  I was relying very heavily on the Lord to “direct my path”.  I decided it was best to move with parents and I got a job as a dispatcher at Mid South Security Systems in Marietta, GA, while simultaneously applying for the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.  Repeating the same process previously undertaken at SBRPCA and Palos Verdes Estates Police Department.  As a Deputy Sheriff Recruit I learned that working with inmates was not my favorite thing to do.  I thought I was doing a good job faking my enthusiasm while trying to ride out my probationary period so I can transfer to a “Law Enforcement” position.  Simultaneously I was working on my flying skills – I earned my commercial pilot license, Instrument, single and Multi-engine, and Ground and Flight Instructor – Instrument Airplane Ratings.  Then it hit me – I was called into the administration office where I was handed a letter stating that my employment with the Cobb County Sheriffs Office was terminated.  I could hardly believe my eyes, I knew that I lacked motivation, but clearly I was meeting the minimum standards!  I knew the Lord was testing me to see if I was really depending on Him.  I learned that in some areas of my life I was relying on him, but in other areas I had fallen far short – and looking back I can see a lot of things I should have done differently – but pride and self-reliance caused me to make some very unwise decisions, and my priorities were often not in the proper order.  I can assure you that looking back on my life that the Lord kept His promise to me, “I will never leave you or forsake you”.  I also learned that this promise was not contingent on my willingness to make His priorities – MY priorities.  Now I want to make this point very clear – we will often if not always suffer the consequences of unwise decisions but that does not negate the promise, “I will never leave you or forsake you”.

 

TWENTY-FOUR to THIRTY 

Without going into great detail, there is one thing that I have never compromised and that is my professional integrity.  In my official duties, whether as a Law Enforcement Officer, a Notary, a Soldier, etc.etc..etc.. I am known by my peers and supervisors as uncompromising on issues of integrity. That is not to say that I have never made a professional mistake.. To me integrity is paramount even if it means suffering consequences; in fact the consequences of being untruthful far exceed any consequences of being truthful in word and deed.  On 17 March 1994 I joined the U.S. Army in the aviation career field.  I completed all paperwork required for flight training and would need to receive a final physical exam after arriving at my first duty station before I would be able to attend flight school.  At this time I had put all my future law enforcement aspirations behind me and focused on my new career in aviation.  Well you probably guessed it by now; another turning point in my life was reached when I was notified by the flight surgeon that due to a slight astigmatism in my right eye I was disqualified, and not able to attend flight school at this time.  I had learned, as in previous situations that failures are simply God’s was of directing – But I had not yet learned to “enjoy” failure.  I was very disappointed and even considered appealing it and doing whatever it took to “make it happen” – well my attention at this point was quickly diverted to another area of my life that up to this point I had never pursued, and boy did I pursue – and pursue – and pursue. I am of course referring to my beautiful wife Jennie A. Osborne, at that time a fellow soldier who slightly outranked me but was in a different unit so there was no “conflict”.  She thought I was the biggest liar and most conceited person she had ever met, and would not date me if I were last person on earth, she just wanted to be “friends”.  Did I mention the fact that she had a boyfriend and us guys know what it means when a girl tell us “Let’s just be friends”!  But, she obviously did not know me very well, and was not giving up that easily. I continued to pursue her until one day at a local club near Pope Air Force Base, she was playing pool and was trying to talk to other guys in the club.  I walked over to her and sat on her lap in order to get the other guys to stop talking to her.  It worked!!  After that night, we started to get to know each other better and I knew the first kiss would eventually come and would be worth the wait.  That first kiss came on April 10th, 1995.  Two weeks later, on April 26thth, at lunch time at Fort Bragg, NC, I asked Jennie if she wanted to go to the courthouse to see how much it would cost to get married – she agreed and we went down a purchased a marriage license and was a few minutes late getting back to work.  As a responsible soldier she called her Sergeant and told him that she would be a few minutes late getting back from lunch because she was getting married, and of course no one believed us, and insisted on seeing it in writing.  At this point in my life some interesting things began to happen, not just in my personal life with my wife, but also in my military career.  We rented our first apartment, 1410 Colonial Park Dr, (close to Simmons Army Airfield, where I worked), and later moved to a larger apartment on Alva Circle (just off Murchison Rd).  I was informed by my Chain of Command that the aircraft that I was trained to work on (OH-58A) was being phased out of the active army inventory, and being replaced by the (OH-58D) which would require me to attend another school to be trained on that aircraft.  All of us soldiers in D Co. 1/159th Aviation Regiment were given the opportunity to request to be reclassified in another career field.  I had put military police as one of my choices, and was awaiting orders to attend the U.S. Army Military Police School; meanwhile someone was growing inside my wife’s belly!  Hayley Marie Ann Osborne was scheduled to arrive right around the time I was projected to graduate from MP School.  She was born on May 14th, 1996, and despite my best efforts I was unable to attend the birth, I graduated a couple days later, and shortly after returning to Fort Bragg, I was assigned to the 65th MP Company and was immediately notified of the Imminent Deployment to Bosnia, in support of Operation Joint Endeavor.  1 year after returning home I was reassigned to the 21st Military Police Company and deployed again to Bosnia, during which time the 21st MP Company was awarded the JP Holland Award, for being the best Military Police Company in the United States Army!  Shortly after arriving back at Fort Bragg I was assigned to the 108th MP Company, and then attached to the 42nd MP Detachment, and assigned as an assistant Desk Sergeant at the Fort Bragg Military Police Station. If you know anyone who has ever served in the Military Police Corps. You may be able to locate them at http://militarypolice.com.   Here is a link to my page on MilitaryPolice.com website.  On August 25, 1999, Amanda Grace Kay Osborne was born at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC.  I had the privilege of being able to assist the doctor every step of the delivery.  For the next year I had to decide whether I was going to get out of the Active Army or remain a career Soldier.  We decided that we would move to Tallahassee, FL because it was almost midway between Jacksonville, FL (Jennies Parents) and Atlanta, GA (my parents).  In a reasonable short time I was hired as a Deputy Sheriff with the Leon County Sheriffs Office (04 August 2000) and assigned as Deputy Sheriff/Drill Instructor in the Leon County Sheriffs Office Drill Academy.

  

 THIRTY – 24 JANUARY 2004 

On 04 August 2001 exactly one year after I was hired, I was called up to active duty as a member of the 372nd MP CO, out of Cumberland Maryland, in support of SFOR 10.  Can you believe it!  This is now my 3rd tour to Bosnia, this time as a Staff Sergeant in the Army Reserve.  After completing this tour of duty, and getting back to work, I completed my corrections training and certification.  As of October 2003, my family and I are members of Thomasville Road Baptist Church. I am a dual certified Deputy Sheriff/Corrections Officer assigned to the Leon County Jail in Tallahassee,  Florida. I hold the rank of Captain in the Tallahassee Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol. In addition to all this I continue to serve in the U.S. Military, I hold the rank of Staff Sergeant, and I am currently attending the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School. I am assigned to B Co 3rd Battallion, 485th INF Regt., 1st BDE (BCT), 108th DIV (IT) If you have prior military experience and wish to take on the challenge of becoming a Drill Sergeant please contact me.

24 JANUARY 2004 – 13 SEPTEMBER 2004
 

On 24 January 2004 I graduated from the U.S. Army Drill Sergeant School. This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my military career.

I humbly accept the awesome duty and responsibility of training America's sons and daughters. In essence transforming them from volunteers into warfighters. I fully understand and fully appreciate the role of the Drill Sergeant and I am proud to be among the ranks.

I am a Drill Sergeant

I will assist each individual in their efforts to become a highly motivated, well disciplined, physically and mentally fit soldier, capable of defeating any enemy on today's modern battlefield.

I will instill pride in all I train. Pride in self, in the Army, and in Country.

I will insist that each soldier meets and maintains the Army standards of military bearing and courtesy, consistent with the highest traditions of the U.S. Army.

I will lead by example, never requiring a soldier to attempt any task I would not do myself.

But first, last, and always, I am an American Soldier. Sworn to defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, both foreign and domestic.

I am a Drill Sergeant.

HOOOOOAH !!!!



 

13 SEPTEMBER 2004 – 01 APRIL 2007

A lot has happened since the last update. In my civilian career I have transfered from the Jail to Uniform Patrol. I have completed the FTO program, and I am currently assigned to Day Shift "BA" rotation. In my Military Career I continue to serve, as a DRILL SERGEANT in Bco 3/485th, Tallahassee, Florida, we have had many changes in the ranks, but our mission is still the same. We prepare soldiers for combat, by conducting Basic Combat Training, supporting Fort Jackson, SC. I am proud to serve in this capacity and will continue to do so. I am also trying to complete my degree at Tallahassee Community College, and therefore I don't have a lot of "free" time as you can imagine. I still try to keep up with news on FreeRepublic.com.


01 APRIL 2007 – 19 MAY 2007

ONCE AGAIN.. a lot has happened since the last update. In my civilian career I am still assigned to Uniform Patrol, however I have been working midnight shift for the last couple of years.  

An e-mail question from a newly discovered family member (thanks to cyberspace) has prompted this update (Thanks Cherri !!)

I could write an entire book on the Aug 2001 tour to Bosnia as a whole, and another book just about 11 September 2001...   It was around lunch time Bosnia time when the World Trade Center got hit.. I was the on duty patrol supervisor for Eagle Base, which is the main U.S. Controlled Base, in Tuzla, Multi-National Division...

My first notice was from my dispatcher who told me to "get to a TV ASAP".. I went directly to the police station and got to the TV just in time to see the 2nd Plane hit the Tower.. I knew immediately that it was NOT an "accident" we still had not received the "official" notification but I took the initiative to go to all the checkpoints and told everyone to go to 100% security until further notice….

From that moment on it was an OFFENSIVE war against terrorism GLOBALLY… before the end of the day we already had “targets” to go after and I was personally involved in “arresting” a number of terrorist operating in that region…..
I am thankful that I was in a place to fight, and I believe that the Lord placed me in that situation for a number of reasons….
From the moment the 2nd plane hit and continuing to this day.. I have been involved in several missions that directly contribute to the war on terror…
I have had the privilege and honor of influencing some decisions that had to be made at very high levels in the “chain of command” and have earned the respect of several high ranking officers (U.S. and Foreign) along the way.. I don’t say this to “boast” in any way.. I consider it an honor and privilege… it is rare that a non-commissioned officer (sergeant) gets the “freedom” to lead a team on a critical mission reporting directly to a General Officer…

I take great confidence in knowing that the Lord has placed me where He needed me to make a difference… and I give HIM all the honor, praise, and glory for it.. I do not consider what I do to be dangerous because no matter how big the enemy is, (my team + God) is ALWAYS bigger.. and as long as we are doing HIS Divine Will, than we are doing the right thing. I don’t fight with stones and a sling shot like David did, but in the same manner I TRUST that the Lord will direct every bullet that comes out of my weapon in same manner that he directed the stone from David’s slingshot.

I could go on and on. But I will save the rest of this story for later… This update is being written from Baghdad, Iraq. I have been here since January, and I have the honor and privilege of serving on a transition team, working directly with an Iraqi National Police unit... I will save the details of my mission for a later update, however along the way I like to produce short videos that communicate a little bit about what we are doing here. To access these videos you must have a YouTube account, and you must send me an e-mail telling me what your YouTube screen name is so that I can invite you to join the group. The direct link to the group of videos is

http://www.youtube.com/group/SpartanSixDelta

Well thats all for now.. I will try to keep this more current. I will take some time to write a more detailed update of the past 5 years.

On the HOMEFRONT, Jennie is doing a great job as a homeschool mom, however she has cut back quite a bit on her NestFamily ministry/job. Hayley is growing up to be a fine young lady, and quite the pianist. Amanda is becoming quite the gymnast expect to see/hear more about the girls in the next update.
Thats all for now, thank you all your continue prayer and support for those of us on the FRONT LINES in the war on terror.

19 MAY 2007 – 31 JULY 2007


The purpose of this short update is to journal a situation that is developing. We are looking into the possibility of taking care of a 6yr old Iraqi girl that I met today.

Today I met a 6yr old girl who was brought to us by her guardian for the purpose being seen by our U.S. Medic. I do not know her name, nor do I know the name of her guardian at this time, however that information would not be difficult to find, nor would it be too difficult to locate her.

This circumstances as I understand them at this time is that her parents were killed in a terrorist attack and her guardian is currently responsible for about 15 children at this time, however I am not able to confirm this at this time.

This child appears to be suffering from a deformed right leg which makes it difficult for her to walk, but she seems to manage to walk well despite of it. I am not aware of any other medical issues with this child at this time.

The gentleman who brought her in relayed to me via an interpreter that he is unable to care for her properly given the fact that he has so many other children to handle as well. I would like to know what I need to do to bring this child home with me. Any assistance would be appreciated. The best way to contact me is via e-mail

31 JULY 2007 – 25 April 2012

I recently added the link to the Duncan Hunter "meetup" group(s) at the top of this page and realized that some very significant LIFE ALTERING events have happened in my life since my last "Bio Update".

First and foremost the recent passing of my brother
James Preston Osborne.  I am grateful to the U.S. Army for getting me out of Baghdad within 24hrs of receiving the news

It was my distinct honor to formally present my brother's casket flag to his widow at graveside. 

After spending a short time at home with my family I returned back to Baghdad. I am still working on the OPERATION SUNSHINE issue, progress reports will posted on that thread.

It is my honor and privilege to continue to serve as a Law Enforcement adivsor to an Iraqi National Police unit. There is so much to say about that, but I will save that for another book.

I have written THREE OPEN LETTERS to the American People -- Each with the Title: Greetings From the FRONT LINES ! By: David C. Osborne

Well that is all for now, I continue to value the thoughts and prayers of my family and friends as I continue to serve the American people here in Baghdad.

25 APRIL 2012 – 26 APRIL 2013

WOW ! It has really been a long time since I updated this BIO! Well here is a short update and I will try to add more later. Looking at my last update you might think I am still in Baghdad.. Not only am I no longer in Baghdad, Iraq I returned home at the end of 2007 and returned to the Leon County Sheriff's Office in Uniform Patrol! After years of working nights my wife asked me to request day shift in order to be a more "functional" part of the family. One key event in our life since my FIRST tour to Iraq in 2007 was my SECOND tour in 2009. I had the honor of serving as an adviser to the Iraqi Army Non-Commissioned Officer Regional Training Center in Ur, Iraq. If your are thinking that Ur, Iraq is the BIRTHPLACE of Abraham you are correct. In fact the base I was assigned to was literally a stones throw away from the Great Ziggurat of Ur. Now how cool is that! Again, I could write an entire book on that tour but I will save that for later. Other key events/projects/family involvements that I would like to expound upon later include being the Florida leader for Get Out Of Our House (GOOOH.com). I also was blessed to attend the North Florida Tres Dias Weekend #45 and serve on weekend #46. I look forward to serving on future weekends. Also my linkedin Law Enforcement Professionals group is continuing to grow! Okay that is enough for now. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions (850) 933-8511.

26 APRIL 2013 – PRESENT

2012-2013 will go down in my personal history book as another very formative year. So much has changed in my personal and professional life that it will probably take several pages to accurately paint the picture. I look forward to putting this all together, but in the meantime you can catch up with me real time on FaceBook or LinkedIN.

 

 

 

TYRANNY: When the PEOPLE fear the Government……….



FREEDOM: When the GOVERNMENT fears the People…

 

 

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