The 4th of July was different for me this time around. Hi, Tracey Johnson here.
I met an amazing man that gave this holiday new meaning.
Here is how his bio reads.......
24-year Veteran of the United States Navy, United States Air Force, and Ohio Air National Guard. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, flew the F-14 Tomcat and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. An accomplished Mission Commander and graduate of the Navy Fighter Weapons School Topgun. He flew more than 50 combat missions, made over 400 carrier landings and accumulated over 3,500 flight hours during three combat deployments to Southwest Asia, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Persian Gulf. WOW! THANK YOU JEFFERY LAY!
A man of such courage and strength. I was in awe of what he has done with his life, to follow his dream as a young boy from Maineville, Ohio, to become a fighter pilot. Oh, but there's more......
In the height of his military career, Lieutenant commander Jeffery Lay was diagnosed with an advanced form of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. His doctor said life as he knew it was over. Jeff would never climb back in the pilot seat.
As Jeff shared during my interview on the XTRA, that wasn't good enough for him. Jeff has co authored the book TOPGUN ON WALL STREET. It is on New York's Best Seller's list. Whether you like to read or not, it's worth picking up. It's a story that will inspire you. In the deepest of your valleys, it will give you hope. I don't want to give away the rest of the story. You'll just have to hurry to your nearest bookstore and look for the best seller's section....and grab TOPGUN ON WALL STREET.
I hope your 4th allowed you to thank the men and women that serve our country!
Enjoy the read!