MEMORIAL DAY: EVERYDAY

by PJ Walsh on May 25, 2015

I sat in a C-130 plane transporting remains of lost service members in August of 2007. I was on the tail end of a month long tour of the Middle East entertaining troops. That late night into early morning the universe took on a silence I can still feel to this day.

As I sat for 5 or so hours with American Flag draped coffins, I realized how precious life really is. I reflected on all I’ve been able to do since I wore a uniform. The time that has passed and the value life has gained with that time. Time that whomever was in those Flag Draped coffins no longer had.

I did not know their branch of service, their gender, age or final destination to be laid to rest. What I do know is what they sacrificed. Who they made that sacrifice for & most of all why. I know it in my bones and have never been the same since.

That part has not always been easy. Maybe it’s a dramatic nature, empathy or just life, but they never really leave me. I’m not haunted. I’m aware. Very aware how precious life is. How fortunate mine has been and I often wonder why? I ponder once in awhile about why. Why am I still trotting about when others are not. I’m no better than anyone. Especially those who we shared that plane ride with. Why am I living a pretty amazing life?

My answer is because of individuals like them. Individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice. I participated in the removal (from the plane) ceremony. Standing at parade rest in muster with active service members. When the caskets draped in our colors came within view we all snapped to attention. It was the 1st time I’d done so in over a decade. It also took on a new meaning that very second.

In a way Memorial Day is daily for me. For many no doubt. It’s a precious thing… This life. You don’t realize how precious life is until you live one. I’m still living. Thank You The Fallen

Afghanistan – August 2007

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Ktown Cowboys – The Movie

by PJ Walsh on April 30, 2015

Last night I got to see a screening of Ktown Cowboys​ – The Movie. This film was launched from the very funny web-series of the same name and took 4 years to make! It honestly is excellent! Hysterical, heartfelt & a fun journey. Producers Brian Chung and Greg Bishop of MUSA Military Entertainment Consulting​ are personal friends, collaborators (they put me in The Medal Of Honor: Warfighter campaign) & both Army veterans. This is MUSA’s very 1st produced movie, everyone said it was impossible to do (actually make a film), they made it happen and the results are GREAT! Born from the mind of writer Danny Cho​ who co-stars with an ensemble of very effective actors under the guidance of director Daniel DPD Park I cannot express enough how much I’d LOVE to see this film reach a larger audience. It can/should play to everyone. Support Ktown by spreading the word, seeing a viewing & spreading the social media love here http://www.ktowncowboys.com/

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Marine Obstacle Course – Camp Fuji, Japan

by PJ Walsh on March 18, 2015

Had to see if I still had it at 43 years old. Commentary by Dan Mahoney.

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LAUGHFEST 2015 March 5th – 8th

by PJ Walsh on March 4, 2015

Headed back to Grand Rapids for Gilda’s Laughfest.
*Clean Comedy Showcase I
Mar. 5th. 7pm
Mar. 6th. 6pm & 9:30pm
Mar 7th. 7pm & 9:30pm
*LaughteRx Series Discussion – PJ Walsh “Friendship, Loyalty & Love”
Mar 8th. 2pm (Lowell)
*Also Late Night Stand-Up Showcases nightly
Get all Festival and performance info at www.Laughfestgr.org

Official 2014 festival photo curtesy of Brian Kelly (www.briankellyphoto.net)

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THE ONES THAT MEAN THE MOST

February 28, 2015

Last night I did a show at a cabin in the woods for 14 Purple Heart recipients who were on a weekend hunting retreat. I feel like I’ve done pretty much every kind of show, but this was my very first just standing in a living room next to a warm fireplace while a group […]

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2015: HOPEFUL NEW YEAR

January 1, 2015

Here’s to the coming year being less polarizing, dehumanizing & argumentative. I’ve witnessed news and social media present a far from accurate representation of the individuals I meet daily across my country and around our world. May those rise who inspire, touch, and amaze. Much Love, Peej Tweet

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HOW ORANGE BECAME MY FAVORITE COLOR

December 24, 2014

Recently I’ve noticed a great deal more anger online. I myself feel angry about many things that are going on in the world, so I decided to share a little something about myself in honor of the holidays and inspired by someone I love and respect. I had lunch with my sister, wee cute niece, […]

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THANK YOU.

November 20, 2014

I’d like to take a second to thank everyone who has expressed concerned and has wished us safety within our current travels. To be completely honest I’m only addressing this because I’m taken back by all the messages and comments I have received. It is truly heartwarming. When we travel to certain areas we’re here/there […]

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VETERANS DAY: AWARENESS

November 11, 2014

Being a Veteran for me is a constant knowledge that out there right at this moment service members are in harm’s way, living in discomfort, far from home and those they love. Individuals who’ve made an oath and sacrifices and shoulder/execute the unimaginable. It’s seeing my own young eyes wearing a uniform. Taking to heart […]

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Traveling Around The World With The GI’s Of Comedy For Our Troops

September 17, 2014

Had a great trip overseas the past month entertaining the troops with The GI’s Of Comedy. We made some funny videos along the way. This below is everywhere we went and then some silly shorts. PJ Walsh Dances Around The World Working Out On Tour Part 1 Working Out On The Road 2 DIVAS Tweet

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