It has been a while since my last post. I hope this is a start of many more post.
It has been sad to see how many of my fellow veterans are struggling. It breaks my heart when I hear their stories. I will share one here, and hope you will support him.
Sgt Michael Thorin was deployed to Afghanistan. He was a platoon leader of a escort unit protecting the caravans of vehicles traveling.
One day he was escorting a caravan, when the vehicle in front of him caught on fire for no reason. It burst into flames very quickly. Sgt Thorin jumped out of his rig and ran to try to save his men. They couldn’t get close, because of the heat of the flames. Two of his men burnt to death.
When I interviewed him this was the toughest part for him to talk about.
To be helpless and watch your men die has to be hard at best.
This is not the end of the story for Sgt Thorin. During his deployment he contracted some virus, or germ. This tore into his lungs. When he got out, he attempted to be a firefighter, and did well for a while. He had to stop working later because his lungs were closing down.
Today he is still alive, but needs a double lung transplant.
He is a very strong Christian, and he said that is what is keeping him going. He posts a lot on Facebook to share his love for the Lord. Go to Facebook and put in his name, Michael Thorin, and be blessed.
There are many more stories like this in my new book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.
What about you? Are you struggling? Please understand the you are not alone. There are over 7,000 followers of this blog and they are in the same boat with you.
Reach out by making a comment and we will support you 100%
Don’t let the dark side take over your life.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all….never, ever, give up!!