A Sargeant Major From Nevada is Battling COVID-19

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Had a very intersting weekend. Went and stayed in Portland for my niece’s wedding. Yes, that is the Portland that has had 101 straight days of rioting. Well, we hit it lucky. The smoke from the wild fires in Oregon was so thick, the rioters were too cowardly to come out and play. Of course they were back in full force today.

Ted Wheeler, (Weak Man) the mayor of that city, told the Portland Police they couldn’t use tear gas anymore because it was too harmful. So the Federal Agents protecting the Federal buildings used it instead. I love it!!

I know this all sounds wee bit harsh, but people have died; businesses have been destroyed, and many police were hurt.

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Thought I would share a couple of jokes to cheer us up. We can really use it.

  1. People who think times heals everything haven’t sat it out in a doctor’s waiting room!
  2. What do you call an apology with dots and dashes, re-morse code.

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Just got an email from a Sargeant Major from Vermont a few minutes ago. He is battling COVID-19, and he lost his wife to it August 30th. Sad to hear one of our brothers is going through so much pain. Be strong my friend and get well.

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I am hanging strong for President Trump. This man loves the military, and people are tryng to quote him as saying the military are, “suckers, and losers.” DIDN”T HAPPEN!! They are getting desaparte because the polls are tighting fast. Trump will prvail and our nation will grow even more than it did.

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Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away today. A big loss to the liberal cause. She was a great lady. I didn’t agree with much of what she believed, but I admire her for her leadership.

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What’s up with you my friend? Are things going well? Have you hit a wall? You are not alone. There are over 9,450 fellow veterans here who have you back. If it is getting a liittle overwhelming, GET HELP!!

Below is a toll free number to call for help. It is 24/7. The counselors there are highly qualified, and will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255 option # 1

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Remember:


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

Big Endorsements for Signs of Hope for the MIlitary: In and Out of the Trenches of Life

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I have been messaging with other veterans om www.rallypoint.com. It is a great site that is just for veterans. Check it out.

There are some brothers who are suffering. Many are suffering from PTSD. I am writing a book called, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

This book is dedicated to soldiers who are battling PTSD, TBI, Depression, Suicidal thoughts, Etc.

I have been very honored to have some prominent people connected with the military to endorse my book. Here are a couple:

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Most of us are fortunate not to have experienced the stress of combat.  Words cannot adequately define the grinding daily pressure of knowing that every time you step outside the gate the enemy will try to kill you and your buddies.  You are constantly alert, on point; but how can you protect your team from the instantaneous blast of the IED?  You are part of a highly-trained team poised to execute, but what has prepared you for the mental toll of being on edge every moment.  The skills that helped you survive….have taken a toll and are now working against you when you return home.  What do you do now; where do you turn?  Whether you are dealing with PTSD, TBI, depression, homelessness, or recovering from wounds; Doug Bolton has answers…..this book has answers!

Jim Jaeger

Brigadier General, USAF, ret

San Antonio, TX

Member of the Board, Victory for Veterans

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Although ‘Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life’ wasn’t written for men only, it brings honesty and openness to veterans, and military personnel about feeling ok to express fears and emotional challenges in a difficult world.  US Army Retired Veteran, Mr. Douglas Bolton brings his personal stories to life in a way we all can relate to and gives a big “you’re ok” for revealing our shortcomings and encourages us to open up and talk.  A must read for those seeking healing and forgiveness from ourselves and those wanting a fresh look on life. 

Steve Durgin, Founder & CEO with Victory for Veterans Foundation. 

Huntington, Beach California

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There are many more that I will be sharing from time to time.

Military news

There are five new places to visit in washington D.C.

  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial. You can learn much more here about the legendary general and the 34th president of the United States.
  2. National Native American Veterans Memorial. It has a beautiful ring of stainless steel resting on a carved stone resembling a stone drum.
  3. Other sights to see… Fantastic dining. It has become a foodie scene in the area. It is called, “The nations most food city.”
  4. Planet World is unusual in that it is all about words. There is a twenty foot wall filled with 1,000 English words. You can explore words from all over the world.
  5. RiverPoint is there for some leisure time. There are many restaurants there , shopping piers, and waterfront activities.

American Legion, still serving America

The American Legion not only help veterans they also help youth, and honoring the fallen.

  1. Serving Veterans. 1,126 hearing presentations in favor of veterans.
  2. $54,516 presented by a Kansas Post to support the Veterans Community Project.
  3. 67% of respondents who reported a willingness to get formal suicide-prevention training.
  4. $226,441 sent to Child Welfare Foundations grants for children fighting things beyond their control.
  5. $32,399 was given to students as scholarships.
  6. 17 minor children of eight veteran families who received help from $10,711 in American Legion Temporary Financial Assistance grants.
  7. 6,722 Memorial ceremonies conducted by American Legion Posts in 2019.
  8. 4,508 posts who have color guards or firing squads to perform at funerals for veterans and military personnel.
  9. 123,638 is the number of funeral honors performed by American Legion Posts in 2019.

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What’s up? How are you doing my friend? Things mounting up on you? Is the stress of life getting to you?

You are not alone. There is over 9,000 fellow veterans who are here on this site with you who have you back. Do not let darkness overcome you. Seek the light.

If it is just to unbearable, seek help NOW! Do not take another breath without calling the toll free helpline below. It is 24/7 and the counselors there are outstanding.

1-800-273-8255

If you need help please get it now!!

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

Too Many Hurting Veterans are Not Seeking Help

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I am sitting on my patio in the backyard. It is 89 right now. I am in the shade, but still feeling hot. Can’t be in the house, because there is a cleaning lady working in there.

I have talked to you before about Portland, Oregon. It is in my home state. I am embarrassed of what is going on.

Yesterday a little old lady had paint thrown into her face and was harassed by a jerk that was three times her size. Such a sick person to pick on little old ladies.

More and more veterans are getting involved with the rioting. They are there to try to stop the rioting, not escalating them. They are in harm’s way again, in a different way. However, several “Anarchist,” got bloodied up, and went running.

The Oregon State Police are now trying to stop the rioting. It has been 70 straight days of rioting there. I am sure that by now the rioters don’t even know what they are rioting for. They just like to intimidate, and harass.

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I am connecting up with many veterans on Facebook lately. I get five or six new friends who are veterans each day. If you what like to hook up with me, just go to Facebook and put Doug Bolton in the search area. I would be honored to connect with you.

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In March of 2001, I was the end of my rope, I was hanging on for dear life. I was out of control and tired of being here on this hotel called earth. I was in my Ford Explorer, and crying my eyes out. I turned into a school parking away from everyone and contemplated ending my life. I told God, “I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

Suddenly there was a calmness inside of the vehicle. I stopped crying and felt much better all of a sudden. It was if God was saying, “It’s about time you came back to me. Now let me lead you the rest of the way. “

That changed my life! I drove home and decided I needed to reach out to other people that were desperate like me and give them hope. My first book was published called, “Signs of Hope; Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It later won a national award, from the Readers Favorite Awards.

How are you doing?

Are the days long and hard to handle? Are there times you feel you are not coping?

You have many fellow veterans here on this site. Some of them are going through what you are going through. They have your six, so reach out to them.

If it is too overbearing like it was for me, there is a toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly trained counselors there to help you.

1-800-273-8255

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Do not wait another minute! Call if you need help!

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!