It is Extremely Hard to Lose a Buddy in the Military

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What a horrible day we had on Wednesday of this week. I was ashamed to say I was an American when I sat and watched what was going on.

I am 100% against what happened.

They accomplished nothing, and it put a stain on our country.

This kind of terrorism has to stop and it has to stop now.

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I thought I would share a couple of excerpts from my up coming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

This is actually two stories of where I lost a buudy.

The first one is when three of us buddies decided to enlist in the military together. We were in basic together. We were in MOS training, and we were sent to Korea. Three of us together, but only two came back alive.

One of my friends came down with some local crude and died. No real answers there, but a huge loss to me.

The second buudy I lost was while I was deployed to Korea. One of the Signal Corp guys and became good friends. We worked together and played together.

One morning when we had formation, I noticed he was missing. The officer in charge announced that my buddy had “drowned,” in a honey bucket. A Honey Bucket is a spot where all the farmers bring their human waste to be used to fertilize the crops.

I found out later that my friend got seriously drunk and was staggering back to our camp in the dark. He stumbled into the honey bucket and suffocated. He did drown.

That broke my spirit for a long time. Two buddies gone in one year. ___________________________________

Have you lost a buddy? Does it still cause you pain? I hear you clearly!!

Don’t forget that there are 10,800 fellow veterans on this site who have been on the same boat. They have your back.

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If it come to you overwhelmed and lost, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number for you to call that is free. Even the counseling is free. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They 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!

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There Are Many Unspoken Military Heroes All Around us

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Sorry I missed my last post time. Been battling ailments that keep me struggling.

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Things have gotten very interesting in the political world. We still aren’t sure who our next president will be.

There is a very crucial vote going on in Georgia. Two senate seats that wil decide who controls the senate are being counted. No confirmed winner yet, but if the democrats’ win both seats the senate will be in a tie. 50-50.

Then if there is a tie vote the vice president of the United States casts the deciding vote.

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I have been reading lately about the heroic stories of our veterans, and current military saving lives even though they are not in combat.

I have a few examples here:

A marine saved a woman who was trapped in her car.

A soldier protected a woman during a riot.

A marine crawled out to a dog that was drowning because he broke through the ice at a big lake. He saved to the dog.

An Marine officer and two other marines pulled a man out of his eighteen wheeler. He was badly injured.

There are many more examples. I wanted to share a few to show that our military people are always on the alert to help others.

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An update on my new book coming out called, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the trenches of Life.

I am very close to sending it off to a publisher. I have the publisher picked out and they seem very interested as well.

I just need to do a few more interviews, and do some cleaning up in areas of the book. I am predicting that the book will be out by April.

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Well, we made it to 2021. Are things going better for you? Does things seem to be a little more achievable?

If not…you are not alone my friend. There are over 10,745 other veterans at this site, and they all have your back.

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However, if you are lost in the fog, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number for you to call. Even the advice they share is free. There are highly qualified counselors there to help. They aill not hang up until they know you are OK.

Don’t go through life alone!

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are not unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Things Happen While Deployed That are Hard to accept

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I told you in my last post that I was going to spend all this post talking about my new upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.


This will be a complete recap of my last post I did on the book, which was about a month ago. Since that time the subscribing has increased by 300 followers.

The Outline:

The first section will be about my basic training. Lots of wild stories some funny. Some not so funny.

The second section will about being deployed to Korea. Much sadness, but some good times.

The third section will be about my time at FT. Bragg just before I left the military. One very scary story there and more funny stuff.

The fourth section will be full of interviews. I will have WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq interviews. Many of these will be very sad, but honest. I was even able to get a couple of funny ones in.

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It will be about 200 pages long. I start each chapter sharing my experiences, and then relate them to the reader. I have been working on this book for three years. Lots of research and making phone calls. Many of the interviews are from all over the United States. I am guessing I have about ten or more different states represented.

This will be a little short tonight as I am very tired today, and I need to get some rest. Still on lock down, and I don’t want to mess it up now that we see the light at the end of the tunnel.

So before I go, let me know how you are doing my friend? Do you see hope?. Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel?

If not, do not worry, there are over 10,400 fellow veterans here, and they all have your back.

BUT, If you are overwhelmed right now with what is going on 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.

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 give up!

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