SPC Gabriel David Conde, from a small town in northern Colorado, was killed in action while protecting his team members during a firefight in Afghanistan on April 30, 2018. Although he was only 22 years old when he was killed, he had previously written over three hundred pages of original poetry, short stories, and journal entries describing his unique experience supporting green beret elements throughout his first and only deployment to a foreign battle field. Gabe’s fierce warrior spirit was tempered by a genuine desire to stay close to God throughout his life, and his amazing intellect informed his strong opinions on just about every subject. His struggle to control his youthful zeal with wisdom and understanding are brought to life in the pages of this anthology. However, his insights and observations of the human experience, including his resolve to live passionately and die heroically, will evoke thoughts and emotions that will change the way you think about yourself, the people you love, and the God who blessed you with life.