The Raiders’ God of Thrash: Dave Lombardo is the thrash worker profile for the Gonzo-19 monumentary
October 17, 2022/
Thrash metal could not exist without Dave Lombardo’s diabolical flying double bass. Lombardo’s foot work evolved metal and moved the genre out of the Deep Purple and blues-based roots of England and brought the devil into the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Lombardo was responsible for steering the Machiavellian Raider ship known as Slayer. From retrospect, looking back to 1982, we see the birth of demonic drumming.
The inhuman drumming style of Dave Lombardo qualifies him as the God of Thrash. The Raiders should retire his jersey when he hangs up his kit.
Bradley J. Burt serves the Dane County community as an American Legion Dane County Service Officer. Burt assists those in crisis with his multimedia reporter service as a blogger to distribute virtual information at his Social Media Writing final project called "Outpost 422."
Burt returned as a Wisconsin State Certified Journey worker after finding out he could receive 39 credits for his journey worker certificate. The Technical Studies Journey Worker Associate's Degree helped him transfer to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he received a waiver. The waiver allowed him to pursue the field of journalism bypassing general education requirements.
In 2014, Burt uncovered information about the Wisconsin G.I. Bill as a Veterans Committee Chairperson. Burt joined the American Legion to investigate benefits further. After being elected to Service Officer in 2015, Burt began noticing college benefit opportunities in Wisconsin. In 2017, Burt left his job due to physical limitations from his military service-connected injuries.
The Wisconsin G.I. Bill became his life preserver. Burt returned to school to survive unemployability while waiting in appeal for VA benefit denial. Being a Service Officer taught him how to find resources to survive appeal.
After interviewing Sgt. Gary Brynjulfson from "The Reflections of Vietnam" and reading Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried," Burt decided to develop a therapeutic writing style to help him cope with anxiety. Outpost 422 developed and journalism became his pursuit.
Burt works as an American Legion Service Officer who is surviving by going back to school and writing about his college experience. Burt's portfolio is his passion to pay forward to the next struggling veteran to offer avenues of hope to encourage veterans to try going back to school no matter where they are in life.