The Transition to Civilian Life is Tough For the Military

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Just saw a video about Swedish soldiers in training. They looked awesome. They will be great at helping us defend. They are just one of many allies who are preparing for battle.

This tells me that we are in good shape at this time. We had trouble getting support in the past. Very reassuring.

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There are rumors that President Trump is going to have the National Guard watching polling places. What do you think of that? I am in favor of that after seeing how many cases of fraud and destroying of ballots have occurred already. What ever we can do to have a vailed election.

My state has had mail in ballots for years. Seems to work here, but states that have never had it before have too many chances for mistakes.

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I lost a very close buddy a couple of weeks ago. He was a veteran like me. He was out riding his bike and had a heart attack. The loss is extremely hard. Still grieving over it.

Have you lost a Military buddy? I have lost three total. Each one was devastating to me.

Two were while I was on active duty. I shared these stories in an earlier posts.

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What many of us face when we get out of the military is acceptance. The transition is hard, at best. Some adjust quickly, but others who deal with PTSD, TBI, depression, etc., have a hard time facing the world. It is those that I am reaching out to in my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life.

I share my own stories, and then relate them to the reader as how to overcome their fears.

One story I shared in the book was about a day I was on Hill 468 in Korea. I was running a line for teletyping. I was to listen to the airways for breaches of security. As I was doing this the light and the equipment started shutting down. I went out and found that the generator was out of gas.

I climbed up on the big generator with a can of gas. Just about when I was finished, I started to fall. I was going to land very hard if I didn’t grab something. Unfortunately what I grabbed, was the manifold of the generator. It severely burnt my hand. I got back into the hut with severe pain. The skin was burnt off of my left hand.

Now what??

I had to continue to monitor the airways. I had to use only my right hand to operate things. My left hand was wrapped in a make shift bandage.

Why didn’t I radio down to the headquarters for help? My military training taught me that I can’t leave my post. Stay there and be strong.

I used that story to reach out to those who face trouble and want to run. Face your problems no matter what.

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Remember:

You are nor alone.

You are not forsaken.

You are not unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

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The American Legion is Reaching out to Help Those Who Need it

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I have some more stats for you on what our veterans are doing to help others:

  1. $667,931 has been raised to help children of fallen and disabled veterans.
  2. 380 pounds of food was collected for the Community Shelf by Post 89 in Perlla, Iowa.
  3. American Legion District 12 cheered up veterans at the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center in their parking lot. Waving of flags, a parade of American Legion Riders came by , and they sung their own rendition of , “God Bless America.”
  4. 1700-Approximate number of COVID-19 tests that was provided daily by the Travis L. Williams American Legion Post 65.
  5. Ameriecan Legion post 10 in Albany, Oregon staged a community celebration of lives on July 4th to honor freinds and loved ones lost during the pandemic. The flag was raised and lowered to each name as it was read. They played taps and Amazing Grace.

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It seems to me that if President Trump is reelected he will start going full throttle at cleaning up the cities that have rioters. Time to put a stop to this smadness.

He is doing such a great job considering that everyone of the Fake media is after him, as well as the democrats. He faces the storm head on. We need him to continue his great leadership.

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I was amazed to see the pact agreement between three Mid-East countries. The Fake Media is playing it down because it is ony an agreement. What do they want???? Not one president ever has been able to this type of agreemt. I am told several other countries in the Mid-East are wanting to sign an agreement as well. President Trump was nominated by two countries for the Nobel Peace Prize, After this gets out he shoud have many more nominate him.

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Kind of short today, but we are off to a wedding in the morning, and the boss wants me to try on a bunch of cloths.

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Can’t leave without checking up on my brothers and sisters. How are you holding up? The daily routine is not routine anymore. Too much negative stuff going on?

You are not alone. There are over 9,400 fellow veterans following this site. We are growning fast every day.

if it is getting too overwhelming for you GET HELP!!

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

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!!!

This is the Day We Should Never, Ever, Forget

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It is September 11, 2020. 19 years ago today our nation was attacked. Many lives were lost. There were many heroes created on that day and the days after. Flight 93 was a plane load of heroes who gave up their lives to save many others.

I remember that day very clearly. My wife and I were at my son’s home in LaPine, Oregon. We had the TV on. It was inturrupted with the shocking news about the deadly attack. We both were stunned. We had a boy in the service and we feared he would be put in harm’s way. We couldn’t do anything, but leave and go home, even though we were supposed to be there several days.

We should never, ever, forget that day. It changed our lives forever.

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I pray that you didn’t lose a loved one on that day. Many families did. We as a nation came together quickly after that day. Young men and women inlisted in the military to help fight the dangers that these events can cause.

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i am watching on TV right now a soldier receiving the Medal of Honor. He saved over 70 lives in one operation. His courage and determination was far beyond the call of dutry.

There are so many other stories like this. Our veterans, and current military do not fear for their lives. They fear for those loved ones back home who may be in danger.

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How you doing my friend? Were you part of that terrible day? Did you lose loved ones on that day? I am so sorry if you did. My heart is aching for you.

This world can be pretty overwhelming these days. There are so many things to worry about. The Pandemic, rioting, wild fires everywhere, and people on the edge of giving up.

I need to remind you that this month is suicide preverntion month. Please get help if you are at that stage. Here is a toll free number to call right now. It is open 24/7.

1-800-273-8255

There are very qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!