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Everyday Heroes – JASON EHRHART

July 4, 2014

I never fail to be amazed at the examples all around me of people who qualify as Everyday Heroes. When I first decided to write this blog I thought it would be difficult to find subject matter for a blog entitled Everyday Heroes. I was wrong.

This month my Everyday Hero is Jason Ehrhart. I learned about Jason when I read an article written by Jason Wright, a New York Times best-selling author, columnist, and speaker. Mr. Wright’s article, which is in the link below, is engaging and heart-warming, despite the awful pain and suffering Jason Ehrhart and his family have suffered. But what overwhelmed me about Jason Ehrhart was not just his service to our country and the wounds he suffered in Iraq but also his ability to carry on in spite of all that he has endured. Also overwhelming are the attitudes of his father and mother who have accepted the roles of full-time caregivers to a son who will never physically be the same.

What has enabled Jason’s parents to deal with the horrendous injuries their son experienced are their innate character and love for their son and their son’s ability to accept his situation with personal strength and an enduring sense of humor.

What if you had experienced what Jason has experienced? Would you have “gutted it out?” How would your parents have reacted? I wonder how I would have dealt with having the same injuries and surgeries, and how I would have accepted a life irreversibly altered the way Jason’s has been altered.

Although I have named Jason Uhrhart as this month’s Everyday Hero, I want to also recognize his parents for the love, courage, and character they have shown. Additionally, I want to thank Jason Wright for writing about Jason Uhrhart and his family. If only more writers would recognize our men and women who have served.

On this national holiday, I encourage all Americans to thank a veteran, to remember those who founded this great nation and who have fought and still fight to preserve it, and to behave in a way that will make them Everyday Heroes.


Joe writes this monthly blog to highlight Everyday Heroes who set an example for others. If you have any stories about Everyday Heroes you would like to share with Joe for consideration of inclusion in a future post, please send your suggestion to Joe at  To see the rest of his website, go to

Joe is the author of thrillers, including “The Pythagorean Solution,” ” Shell Game,” “Evil Deeds,” “Terror Cell,” “The Nostradamus Secret,” and “The Lone Wolf Agenda.” “The Lone Wolf Agenda” was the winner in the Fiction-Mystery/Thriller category of the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards in 2013. He has been recognized as one of the 50 Best Authors You Should Be Reading.  His short stories have appeared in the short story anthologies “Uncommon Assassins” and “Someone Wicked.”

His seventh thriller, “Ultimate Betrayal,” was released in April 2014.

Ultimate Betrayal cover


4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 6, 2014 4:17 am

    Congrats on your new book! I’d missed the release date, shall put it now on my TBR list! And yes, you’re so right, everyday heroes are so many, so surprisingly numerous…also outside the United States! And that’s a true uplifting thought!



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