Drinking Too Much Moonshine Can Make you very Blind

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When I got back to the states from Korea, I was sent to Ft. Bragg. I did pretty much the same work as I did in Korea.

One time our unit was sent on Bivwak to Virginia. We had all our equipment set up, and settled in.

Me and two other buddies went on a walk to see the area. We came across an elderly lady who greeted us. Actually she was being persistent in having us come in and have coffee with her. We soon realized she wanted to have sex with us and we moved on.

Further on the walk we saw three guys sitting together on a hillside. They invited us up. We quickly realized that they were moonshiners. They had the equipment to make booze near them. We sat down and heard some great stories about the moonshine business.

They offered to have us try their mix. We politely agreed. My first sip almost blew my head off! I very slowly finished my drink that was in a mason jar.

One of my buddies really liked it and asked for more. The guys were thrilled he liked it and gave him another drink. My buddy had two more after that.

Then he screamed, “I am blind!!” The three men laughed and said “You drank too fast. You will be fine in a few hours.”

We guided our buddy back to our camp and got him laid down.

On that same trip I was riding with a buddy up in the mountains in the area. He was driving.

There were no safety belts back then.

As we came around a curve we saw a boulder right in our way. The driver swerved to miss the boulder, but the force threw me out of the jeep right on top of the boulder, back first.

I hit the boulder with a tremendous force since we were going about thirty miles an hour. I blacked out as soon as I hit the boulder. The forced also caused me to have a whiplash.

I woke up in a medical tent.

I started screaming in pain. My lower back was one solid brush, and my neck was really painful.

The medic rushed over and gave me some morphine. That really helped.

I have had to have three neck and back surgeries since that day.

These two stories are in my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the trenches of Life.

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And above all…never, ever, give up!

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Mishaps Happen in Basic Training That Give you Lasting Memories

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Strange happenings at our National Capital. They still have thousands of National Guardsmen guarding behind a huge barrier. This looks more like a war zone than our Capital.

The House of Represenitives closed down their session on Wednesday because they heard “Rumors,” that the capital was going to attacked by “domestic terrorist.” Nothing happen, and nothing has happened since that day.

So far the has been a cost of over $500,000 dollars to keep the Guard there. That comes out of our pockets my friend.

Don’t get me wrong. I support the National Guard 100%, but this seems a true overkill.

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I promised you that I would share another excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

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I actually have two excerpts. Aren’t I a nice guy???

One of the parts of training in Basic Training was to throw a grande. The instructor explained to each recruit how to pull the pin and throw the grande. Seemed simple enough for me.

I watch as each recruit pulled the pin and threw the grande. Looked like easy peesy.

Then I was second in line for my throw. They guy in front of me heard the instructions, pulled the pin and let the grande fall out of his hands right in the bunker. The instructor grabbed the recruit, and they both leapt out of the bunker, just before the grande exploded.

That got me a little apprehensive, of course. It was my term. The instructor had calmed down, and was ready to teach me how to throw the grande. He even joked about the mishap from before. I had no idea what he said.

He handed me the grande. I pulled the pin, and threw the grande. It was a success.

But, I will never forget the guy who had to be saved by another soldier.

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Another fun thing during basic was to walk through the “Gas Chamber.”

This was a very frightening experience for many of the men. Some didn’t want to go through. Of course the drill instructors helped them change their minds.

It was my turn to walk through. They made me take off my mask, and tell them my military ID number. I stumbled several times trying to get it out.

1962852, NO! 196 3854 NO! 19635854. The last one was the correct one, and they let me go out the other side.

When I got there, the men were all coughing, and tears coming down their faces. I joined them.

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Time for bed check. How are you doing? Did you have some bad experiences while enlisted? Did things go wrong for you?

Not to worry!! There are over 11, 600 fellow veterans on this site that have your back.

However, if the heat is too hot; the water too deep, and the mountains too hard to climb, 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.

Never face 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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