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Army Boots
Book 1
Chop that Sh*t Up!

is a collection of war and soldier stories by a military veteran, Daniel I. Pinion, CSM (R), with deployments from Bosnia to multiple tours in Iraq. Follow along Daniel's 28-year career from Private to Command Sergeant Major. Learn how a young, gullible Private became a battle-hardened Soldier to an emotionally broken leader on his journey back to civilian life. Whether you served or are thinking about serving, this book will make you laugh, cry or both. A true warrior and backbone of the Army, CSM (R) Pinion shares the highs and lows of his life serving our country in this soulful book about leadership, his men, PTSD, and the continuing struggles with the stigmas of treatment. Every soldier, leader and civilian should read this book. CSM Pinion is so committed he publishes his own mobile # along with information of numerous resources.  Do not underestimate the importance of seeking help or the need for this book.

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About the Author

Daniel L. Pinion is a military veteran of the Cold War, Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina), and multiple tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served in numerous Infantry, Armor and Cavalry units and leadership positions during his 28-year career. CSM (R) Pinion has served as Squad Leader, Section Sergeant, Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Instructor, Operations Sergeant Major, and Command Sergeant Major. Born in Ohio, raised in Andover, NJ, CSM (R) Pinion now calls Virginia home and serves as a Department of the Army civilian; welcome to military life. 

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Chop that Sh*t Up!, by CSM Daniel L. Pinion, is an exceptional addition to military biographies and narratives, providing a voice to experience often shrouded in silence. It is an essential read not only for prospective soldiers but for anyone looking to understand the profound sacrifices and bonds forged in the line of duty. This book, authentic and heartfelt, deserves a place on the shelf of every reader who values the depth and complexity of real-life heroism.

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EVENTS...

  • Book Reading & Signing
    Book Reading & Signing
    Sat, Jan 20
    Fort Stewart
    Jan 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Fort Stewart, Fort Stewart, GA, USA
    Jan 20, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Fort Stewart, Fort Stewart, GA, USA
    I can’t wait to see friends, senior leaders, and be among soldiers again. I look forward to sharing my stories, and hearing new ones.
  • Book Reading & Signing
    Book Reading & Signing
    Tue, Nov 21
    Mansfield Center, CT
    Nov 21, 2023, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Mansfield Center, CT, Mansfield, CT, USA
    Nov 21, 2023, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Mansfield Center, CT, Mansfield, CT, USA
    Next stop, Mansfield Center, CT (where my recovery from war truly began). I hope to hold this event with the Veteran’s Center. My best Friend, Ryan, and his Family still live nearby, as do so many friends from my time teaching at the University of Connecticut. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
  • Book Reading & Signing
    Book Reading & Signing
    Mon, Nov 20
    Veterans of Foreign Wars
    Nov 20, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
    Veterans of Foreign Wars, 85 Mill St, Newton, NJ 07860
    Nov 20, 2023, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST
    Veterans of Foreign Wars, 85 Mill St, Newton, NJ 07860
    Join me where the story began; back to my roots in Newton, NJ. I look forward to seeing my family, friends and loved ones in our beautiful town of Newton, as well as meeting new faces. --DP

LEADERSHIP QUOTE:

 

"Take care of Soldiers; Soldiers will take care of you, and EVERYTHING else will take care of itself!"

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GALLERY

THE FEED

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