Fragments Of A Blackheart

is creating memoirs - Stories That Made Me

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Welcome to my Patreon. This project is simply the collecting and sharing of stories of my life. 

My story begins in the middle of 1980. I was born in a small Wyoming town on the eastern slopes of the rugged Big Horn Mountains. To the east lies the arid red-brown washes, hills, and grasslands of western lore so vividly brought to life in the stories of legendary writers like Louis L'amour, Max Brand, Zane Grey, Terry C. Johnston, and many others. The adventures of their characters kindled within me the first desires to live a life worthy of such epic story telling. 

My journey has taken me from coast to coast but most of my time has been spent in Montana, Wyoming, and Washington. The biggest exception to this was between 2003 and 2008 while I was in the US Marines and based in California. Perhaps I was predisposed to join up by hearing about the larger than life exploits of old west military men like "Buffalo Bill" Cody, George Crook, and General George Custer. Or maybe it was tales of cunning Indian warriors the likes of Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, and Crazy Horse. Whatever the reason, the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 proved to be the catalyst I needed to enlist. I served two combat tours in the infantry with my Blackheart brothers of 2nd Battalion 5th marines. These tours, the first while carrying the M249 light machine gun, and the second as a team leader, forever divided my life into before, during, and after.

Life continues and so does the desire to experience life to the fullest but as the years pass it feels the time has come where stories of my life push to be told. Stories as I lived them, experienced them, and recall them. These stories are sometimes harsh, sometimes gentle, sometimes ugly, sometimes pretty, and most likely, not politically correct. But these stories are mine. They are me, and I am them.

The stories also have a life of their own and cannot be forced to reveal themselves. I don't know how fast they will manifest. I wait, and they boil up bringing with them even more forgotten memories and emotion. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Joshua Granger
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Read stories that come from the heart. Please comment, ask questions, and spread the word about these stories to anyone you think might find them interesting. 


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Welcome to my Patreon. This project is simply the collecting and sharing of stories of my life. 

My story begins in the middle of 1980. I was born in a small Wyoming town on the eastern slopes of the rugged Big Horn Mountains. To the east lies the arid red-brown washes, hills, and grasslands of western lore so vividly brought to life in the stories of legendary writers like Louis L'amour, Max Brand, Zane Grey, Terry C. Johnston, and many others. The adventures of their characters kindled within me the first desires to live a life worthy of such epic story telling. 

My journey has taken me from coast to coast but most of my time has been spent in Montana, Wyoming, and Washington. The biggest exception to this was between 2003 and 2008 while I was in the US Marines and based in California. Perhaps I was predisposed to join up by hearing about the larger than life exploits of old west military men like "Buffalo Bill" Cody, George Crook, and General George Custer. Or maybe it was tales of cunning Indian warriors the likes of Sitting Bull, Red Cloud, and Crazy Horse. Whatever the reason, the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 proved to be the catalyst I needed to enlist. I served two combat tours in the infantry with my Blackheart brothers of 2nd Battalion 5th marines. These tours, the first while carrying the M249 light machine gun, and the second as a team leader, forever divided my life into before, during, and after.

Life continues and so does the desire to experience life to the fullest but as the years pass it feels the time has come where stories of my life push to be told. Stories as I lived them, experienced them, and recall them. These stories are sometimes harsh, sometimes gentle, sometimes ugly, sometimes pretty, and most likely, not politically correct. But these stories are mine. They are me, and I am them.

The stories also have a life of their own and cannot be forced to reveal themselves. I don't know how fast they will manifest. I wait, and they boil up bringing with them even more forgotten memories and emotion. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

Joshua Granger

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Read stories that come from the heart. Please comment, ask questions, and spread the word about these stories to anyone you think might find them interesting. 


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