The Good Guys Are Losing the “War” in Portland, Oregon

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I know that I am overdoing the reporting of the mess in Portland, Oregon, but it is breaking my heart. It has been over 100 days since the rioting first started and there is no end in sight. There have been people murdered, beaten, stores burnt down, and police officers being accosted.

People fear going outside. They see what is happening on the TV’s and it is right outside their doors.

President Trump has repeatedly offered to send in help to stop it. The governor and mayor have told him to leave them alone. Such weakness, is killing people.

As a veteran I KNOW what I would do and it wouldn’t be pretty. I am sure there are many of you who may agree with me. I would go in and start pushing back, and anyone that tried to stop us would be taken down and arrested. AND PROSECUTED!

Here is a side story that has me screaming. One of the antifascists (their name) shot and killed an innocent young man at point blank. The gunman got away. (Only because he was arrested for carrying a weapon. He was released the next day and not prosecuted.) That was about three days ago. Today there was a stabbing death of a young couple up in Washington. It was the same man that the local police in Portland had identified as the killer.

Because they released him without any charges he killed two more people.! I CAN NOT ACCEPT THAT. If they would had prosecuted him in Portland, the two people in Washington would still be alive, and they would also find out his was the killer in Portland. They should have put him away right there for the rest of his life.

I know this doesn’t have too much to do of what this site is all about, but maybe it is!!

I am going to get very political here. I hope I don’t lose too many of you.

I am fearing a civil war. A real civil war. Both sides of these happenings are very sure they are right and seem to think they would die for it.

The democrats are almost applauding the rioting. They think this will end the President’s White House visit. The democrats run every major city that is rioting. All of them want President Trump to leave them alone, because they think they are doing fine.

I need to stop here, and cool down! Sorry I ranted on you.

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How are you doing in this environment? Has it been hard for you? Do you fight stress and anger because of it?

Just remember there are over 9,200 fellow veterans here who have your six. They have been there and done that with you.

It is hard, at best, to cope with this dangerous world we live in right now. If it is overwhelming you GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number for you to call. The counselors there are outstanding. They will not hang up on you until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255

Please call it if you need it. Don’t wait.

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You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

It is the National Suicide Month. Get Help if you Need it

I have been out because of computer problems. My last post was over ten days ago. Sorry that I wasn’t there for you during that time.

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I have told you this before, but I live near the dreaded city of Portland, Oregon. There have been over 90 straight days that rioting has taken place. Buildings are being burnt down, and many of them are owned by black people.

President Trump has again said he will send help if asked. The very weak mayor of Portland, isn’t interested. He actually admitted yesterday that the rioting must stop. He is saying that after 90+ days of terror??

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September is National Suicide Prevention month. This, of course, is dear to my heart. I have too many friends who have lost loved ones.

The suicides are extremely high in the military. Every day over 22 brothers and sisters take their own lives. That is very sad. They aren’t reaching out for help when they need it.

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We are celebrating 75 years since the end of the WWII war. There were many personale who lost their lives defending our country. Here are just a few numbers:

  1. Army- 11,727
  2. Navy- 6,266 (1,518 in one day at Pearl Harbor)
  3. Marines- 16, 025

This is just a parcial of the total. There were pilots, and other airforce groups who died.

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Here are some actual thoughts about the end of the war, of some who fought:

“I was quite happy when the war was over. I knew I would get home.”

John Stokes, Navy armed guard, SS Louis Weule, Manila, Philippines.

“I was on the scope of the deck, and we were about 200 yards off the Missouri. I watched MacArthur and all the Japanese sign the papers. I was so glad to see it was over.

W.Rex Kocher Navy fire control 2nd class, USS Wedderburn Tokyo Bay, escorting the USS Missouri.

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How are you doing my friend? Are you struggling? Have there been too many bad days?

You certainly are not alone. There are over 9,000 fellow brothers and sisters on this site who have your back. Don’t spend another minute suffering.

If it too overwhelming for you right now, GET HELP!! The majority of suicides in the military are because the person never even seeked help. Do not be one of the people. Below is a toll free number for you to call for help. There are highly trained counselors there to help you:

1-800-273-8255

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

The National Guard is Stepping up During the Pandemic

I came across some statistics about all the help the National Guard is creating to reach out to help others. during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The National Guard response of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  1. 2,4 million people tested or screened.
  2. 7000+ missions supporting and screening.
  3. 149 million meals packaged for those in need.
  4. 88 thousand tons of food delivered.
  5. 29 thousand pallets of essential supplies delivered.
  6. 1.6 million miles driven delivering PPE, food and essential supplies.
  7. 18 thousand + increased bed capacity at Alternative Care Facilities
  8. 190 million pieces of PPE delivered.
  9. 700 thousand calls answered or made at call centers.

God bless our National Guard.

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VFW Condemns Vandalism of WWII Memorial.

Vandals spray-painted graffiti on the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall on May 31st. VFW Commander-in Chief, at that time, William “Doc,” Schmitz, said, “Equality is a cornerstone of VFW and while bigotry and unequal treatment have zero place in the world. Vandalising a structure memorializing the men and women who fought and died to free the world of tyranny., is also not acceptable.”

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How are you doing? I can’t imagine what some of you are going through. You fight PTSD, TBI, Depression, anxiety, war wounds, and many more.

That is just the beginning. We also face the pandemic, rioting, shooting, killings, and beatings.

Pretty overwhelming at times.

Do not let the dark side overcome you! Stay strong, but if the world is too hard to handle right now GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number to call 24/7. It has highly quailfied counselors there to help you.

1-800-273-8255

Please call if you need it! Do not struggle another day!

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Remember:


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!!