Welcome Sergeant Beau Wise
We’re joined on the Starline by one member of a family of heroes, a Navy Seal, a Green Beret and a Marine sole survivor.
The Marine wrote about his and his brother’s service in “Three Wise Men.” Sergeant Beau Wise, our thanks for your families service for our country.
Let’s go Beyond the Mic, your family has served with honor since World War I. Who influenced your desire to serve your country?
Your brother Ben said “It’s just really sad that I had to spend an afternoon firing on a place where people are supposed to be praying instead of shooting.”
What made Ben so special to you?
Making a choice:
In your book “Three Wise Men” your brother Jeremy said “Twenty years from now, I’m going to look back and say one of two things: ‘I could have been a doctor’ or ‘I could have been a Navy SEAL.’ ”
“I can’t live with the latter.” Such a powerful feeling he had. He wasn’t missing out the opportunity to be a Navy SEAL.
The 3 of you in different parts of Afghanistan at the same time. All working on different missions how did your parents handle your departure?
Sgt Beau Wise, author of “Three Wise Men”
You say in your book “Jeremy and Ben Wise were not flawless men, but as warriors, they were the epitome of bravery and honor. I only wish I got to spend more time with them both.” How do you celebrate your brother’s legacies?
How do you continue on? Now that you have retired from active duty, what projects are you working on now?
As you wrote Three Wise Men it had to be cathartic. Telling some stories that may have been lost like getting stuck in the laundry chute. Those stories that gave people a taste of who your family and who your brothers were.
It’s those brotherly stories like the time I might have pushed my brother through a glass window. People would say, you didn’t do that and my mom would say, YES HE DID!
Sgt Beau Wise, author of “Three Wise Men” thank you for taking the time to talk to us today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
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