Losing a Buddy in the Military is hard, at best, to Accept

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A day late again. Sorry about that. I am still struggling with pain after my surgery. I see the doctor tomorrow.

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I see some interesting things developing in our country. This weekend Donald Trump will be speaking at a huge gathering. This is his first public speech since he left office. Should be extremely insightive.

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Today I am going to share an excerpt of my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

I am leaping ahead here to my time deployed to South Korea. I have many stories about there in my book.

One of the pluses of joining the military was that I was able to sign up under the buddy plan. There were two other guys I enlisted with. We all went to high school together.

We had basic training together. We had Signal Corp training, and we were sent to Korea together. When we got there we were scattered to three different locations. Our training was needed at several spots.

Did I face the loss of a friend while deployed? Yes I did. One of the other friends never made it back to the states alive. He contracted some ugly virus, and died in Korea.

I took it very hard, but not to the point of PTSD. Back then they never heard of PTSD. They labeled mental stress as “Shell Shock.”

I did lose another buddy while in Korea. He got extremely drunk one night. As he came back to Camp Red Cloud from the village, he was wavering and struggling to stay on his feet. He accidently feel into a “Honey Bucket,” and suffocated. (A honey bucket in Korea is the name of a waste ditch that human waste is dropped into to fertilize their crops.)

It was a horrible death. I that was also very hard on me.

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I will be sharing excerpts from, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life, from time to time, to let you get the feel of the book.

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Checking in on you now my friend. Did you lose a buddy in the military? Was it extremely hard to accept it. Did it cause you to have PTSD?

You are not alone!! There are over 11,570 fellow veterans here on this site, that have you back.

Many have been where you have been.

If there is no way you are able to handle things right now, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

DO NOT take in this not so friendly world alone.

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!

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There are 22 Suicides Everyday in the Military. Don’t be One of Them.

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President Biden continues his program of turning his back on the military.

Doesn’t make ant sense.

He should embrace the military for their sacrifice and commitment.

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I am laying low today because of a reaction to my second COVID-19 shot.

Shortness of breath is making me pretty weak.

I hope it clears up soon. I will be calling my cardiologist if it continues.

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One of the many things that bothers me is the mass amount of PTSD victims there are in the military. I

have had several interviews for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In an Out of the Trenches of Life, with veterans, and many are struggling with PTSD.

I try to give them support, but the ongoing answer is that they can take care if it themselves. This is not true. They all should be getting help to show them the way through their storms.

There is no shame in getting help. You don’t have to be a macho man.

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On that subject:

How are you doing. Is the path you are one right now too tough. Does it have many dark places?

Fear not! There are over 11.400 fellow veterans here who have you back.

If this isn’t enough, GET HELP!! Don’t try to be a tough guy. There are 22 suicides every day from veterans who gave up. I do not want you to be one of them.

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-272-8255 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!

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Many Things Are Happening to Our Troops These, Days and Much of It is Not Good

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Much news today about the military. A sad note is that one of the people killed at the National Capitol rioting was a veteran. She was in the USAF and had in 14 years.

Here are only the headlines for the rest of our military:

An Air Force F-16 just fired off a pair of swarming munitions for the first time

Two-star Air Force general demoted to colonel for affair with subordinate

Feds charge retired Air Force officer for allegedly taking part in the Capitol Hill insurrection

The Capitol Hill insurrection reveals veterans are at war against themselves

Florida men arrested for stealing remains of deceased veterans for religious rituals

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I am very proud that I served my country. I am very proud of you for serving your country. It is a honor to protect our country from the enemy.

When I see ll the terrible rioting and discourse, it breaks my heart that our country is under siege. If only those rioters could spend a few weeks in countries that have dictators. They may love their country a little more.

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I do not agree with the rioting that happened against our national Capitol. As a matter of fact, I am 100% against it. It was wrong and had other nations looking at us in disgust.

We have to move on. I do not care what side you were on about the results of our election. We have to move on, and regroup. Things will work out to the good eventually. We just need to be patient.

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How did you do during thee rioting at our Capitol. I sat there almost in tears, to see people breaking windows, and stealing things.

Are you doing OK? Have you taken one day at a time and survived? If not GET HELP!!

Also, there are over 10,900 fellow veterans on this site who have your back.

Here is a Toll free number to call. Even the counseling is free.

Do not take on this crazy world alone!

!-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!

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