Calling All Parrotheads

So, I’m sitting in my home office pounding away at my latest SOFREP article when my wife, who happens to be about 15 feet away at the time, sends me a text. “Hey, check this out!” she says. This time, it wasn’t another funny cat video. It was a link to a local news station, and the headline read:


“Margaritaville at Sea Offers Free Cruises for Active/Veteran Military, First Responders, Law Enforcement Officers & Teachers: ‘Heroes Sail Free’ Program Includes Nurses, Educators”


Below the title was a photo of a cool-looking cruise ship with a Parrot at the bow and a general tropical theme. Something you probably don’t know about me is that I’m highly skeptical, “Yeah,” I think. “Probably some BS gambling cruise that goes out long enough for me to lose all my money then comes back.” But, and I don’t say this very often, I was wrong.