“Today, we lost a warrior. A man who rose above the shadows of prison and became a statesman who fought for freedom,” said Gary Stubblefield – Chairman of Special Operations for America. “We should all take a moment and reflect on how important it is that we remember what Mr. Mandela risked and sacrificed for freedom. Take a moment to give thanks to our own brave military warriors, both men and women, who risk their lives everyday so the we can remain free.”