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Famed samurai Musashi Miyamoto wrote the Book of Five Rings in 1644: “It is said the warrior's is the twofold Way of pen and sword, and he should have a taste for both Ways.” The Dokkodo is a set of 21 precepts for living well. It was Miyamoto’s final piece of advice to his followers.

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E PLuribus Unum

“In the process of enlisting I wasn't able to see the chart to get passed off for having 20/20 vision, so my recruiter told us what the final line was and I remember to this day it's DEF-PO-TEC.”

“I remember how I visualized the seeing eye chart then, and then not just how I saw the seeing eye chart when I was going through out processing when I was leaving the military but how it book ended my career.”

“It was there at the beginning, there at the end, and I thought about how something as simple as a seeing eye chart and not just the physicality of how you actually see but how you mentally perceive the world around you and how my vision of the military had changed, my vision of myself had changed, my understanding of my daughter, my understanding of humanity and my place in the world, so I just thought it was fitting to work with that idea.”

- Nate Heilman, USMC