GLENN: Yeah. Well, Joe, I appreciate. Thank you so much for your service, sir, and I appreciate your phone call. I don't ever want to get into the situation where I say that the military thinks this way about a candidate or that way about a candidate because nobody speaks for the entire military. I'm sure there are those people in the military that want Obama and those that want McCain. I will tell you that I had a Fourth of July party at my house this weekend. Mine was the house with the 50-foot American flag hanging from two giant pine trees. It took us -- what did it take us, Adam, about an hour, hour and 15 minutes to put this flag up? I collect flags and, you know, different eras and everything else and so once a year I display many of them and this time I displayed this 50-foot American flag that is just absolutely incredible. And I was honored to have at my house, not just all the good friends that I have and all these just great people that I work with but also a guy who wasn't seen very much because he runs out of steam pretty quickly. Greg Stube and his wife Donna and their son Gregory. Greg Stube, I introduced you to before. He's one of the more incredible men I've ever met. He is in special forces, and he's the guy, if you remember right, that I brought to your attention that was in Afghanistan and had a rocket actually go through him and the rocket fuel spilled and he's lost most of his digestive tract. And for almost a year he was in the hospital with these gigantic open wounds. They would pack him from the side of his leg all the way into his chest cavity. You could put your arm into him and the first time his wife Donna, who's just the sweetest lady I've ever met, first time she saw him, she passed out. By the second day she pushed the nurse aside and said, this is my husband; I'll do it. These are the leaders, you know. When I say that it's "We the people," I mean it because I've met people like Greg and Donna Stube. These people are absolutely incredible. They are -- let me put it this way. My nephew who's in the military getting ready to go back for a second tour of duty in Iraq, I flew him up for the party and his fiance. They are here at the house and he sat there and he talked to Greg an awful lot and my nephew doesn't say a lot. He just listens. He's from Wyoming and very much like his dad, just a good, decent cowboy kind of guy. He sat there and he listened. After Greg left, he said to my nephew, do you know who that guy is? And I said, I don't know. I think so. He said, I don't think you do. He said, that guy is -- this guy, there's one in a million that does what he does. It's the -- you know, he belongs to the elite of the elite of the elite. It's the Mission Impossible kind of stuff. You know what? The Mission Impossible people are not like you see in the movies. You want real hope? You meet the real Mission Impossible people. They are not braggers. They are not womanizers. I mean, maybe some of them are.
Greg Stube is a guy who is so humble, so in love with this country, such a righteous dude and so focused on God that he just bowls me over every time, and his wife.
After everybody left, Greg and Donna and Tania and I, we sat down in our living room, let the kids play for a while. And I think I finally figured out why Greg and I were supposed to meet and why I was first captivated not by him. Everybody was captivated by him and his story. Why I, in this roomful of people, is the only one that really noticed her. I think I know why now. As we were talking, we were talking that there was no -- these guys come back from war. You know that there's trauma. You know that they're having nightmares. Can you imagine doing some of the stuff that these guys -- we ask them to do. This goes back to what I was talking about with the rallies for America, the Vietnam veterans. You can't ask these guys to go do that and then bring them back and expect them to be normal. You've got to help some of them, some of them who are in Walter Reed or down at the burn unit in San Antonio. Some of them that now just flinch by a gun. I mean, you don't get into the military generally speaking unless you have a relationship with a gun, unless you are a hunter, unless you are somebody who's gone out shooting with your dad, you know. You have a relationship with a gun, most likely. Not all cases. And that relationship is important. It was part of the fabric of your life. And we talked about some of the people that we know that are hurting, and I think there's a job to be done to help these people. And I think -- and Greg said to me, "Glenn, you know, all the experts that say this, these are military people or these are gun people." I said, Greg, I'm not -- we're not talking about employing the help of the people in Manhattan. We're talking about reaching out to the American people who don't mistrust our government, who don't hate our troops. Are you kidding me? He was the medic of his team. I said, you put together all the medical statistics. I'll go work on some stuff. Come January next year, I think you're going to be a part of something huge, something really, really good for our soldiers who continually give me hope. Every time I meet these people, I'm bowled away. Every time I meet and spend time with these people.
By the way, the 28th, if you are a fan of The Lone Survivor, Marcus Luttrell's book, you read about his SEAL team, the 28th is the day that happened. We just passed it. I think a lot of people see Marcus Luttrell as a guy who's a SEAL member, superhero, a guy who is, just kick butt and take names. I don't know this for a fact, but my gut tells me not enough people see him as a boy who loves his mom. Not enough people see him as a kid that grew up around horses, on a farm in Texas, just loves his country, loves his mom, loves his state. Just wanted to do the right thing. I don't think enough people see him as a guy who watched his best friends die and now questions again, I don't know this, I'm just guessing as I had him on my mind for the last few days relentlessly. I don't tell enough people see him as a guy who the 28th tears him apart. I ask that this week, especially Fourth of July when you're praying as a family, when you're praying as an individual, right now, just close your eyes and thank God for these people who are doing the things that we need them to do. Thank God for them. Pray that they are given strength and pray for those people like our caller here at the top of the hour or Greg Stube or Marcus Luttrell or the thousands of people like them that I've never met and I don't know their name, but they exist. Just say a prayer that they're healed, that they're restored, that what they've been asked to do is stored in their memory banks as something that doesn't take them apart. And by the way, it's Fourth of July weekend. If you can't afford a ticket to go some place, if you can't go out, fly some place, you see one of these heroes in the airport, you make sure you stop them. I know your kids are probably like mine. They will die when you do it: "Dad, stop it." Don't worry. The kids will get over it. They have already gotten over it. They no longer say that. They just kind of walk away from me once they see a soldier in the airport because they know I'm going to go up and say to them, thank you. I guess we shouldn't have to remind ourselves to do that on big weekends like the July 4th weekend. But no matter where you are, if you see somebody in uniform or, you know, you see one of them and you just know, I mean, they are either a cop or a soldier, they just, they all look alike. Whether they're a cop or a soldier or a border guard, thank them. They are the reason we can go out and not worry about having a picnic and just goof off all weekend.