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Retired special ops soldier hones skill as knifemaker using material from battlefields | Fayobserver.com

Retired special ops soldier hones skill as knifemaker using material from battlefields | Fayobserver.com

When Jack Stottlemire retired from the military, his biggest problem was what to do with his hands. And his mind.

The retired sergeant major says after 26 years as a Marine, paratrooper and special operations soldier he just felt lost. It felt strange to no longer be at the beck and call of a country that needed him. He’d spent so long being ready to help.

After 12 combat tours, there were the years-old injuries to finally fix. Surgeries and recovery took up some time. But as his body mended, his restlessness did not subside.

Source: Retired special ops soldier hones skill as knifemaker using material from battlefields | Military & Fort Bragg | fayobserver.com