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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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!!

Do not Forget our Paralyzed Men and Women in the Military

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Just checked the mail, and I got a letter from the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

These wounded men and women deserve our praise.

While serving on active duty in Iraq, Navy Seabee Peter Herrick was paralyzed from the neck down from shrapnel from a mortar attack. After returning home, Peter wondered how he could recover his life.

With hands on help from the Paralyzed Veterans of America, Peter and his wife Diana got the assistance their family needed for Peter’s recovery.

This is just one story of thousands of veterans who are paralyzed.

Although returning home from the battlefield is generally thought to be one of the cheerful experiences possible, it is a nightmare for the paralyzed veteran.

Just imagine what runs through their minds as they recover from their injuries: Will I ever be able to work again? What will my family think? How will I be able to travel? Will I have enough money to pay for all the unknown medical expenses?

Paralyzed veterans will face these and many other hurdles as they search for a job; as they face lifelong discrimination due to their disability; as they attempt to rejoin families and loved one, and as they struggle to simply stay alive.

I am not telling you to support. I am Asking you to share what you can to help your brothers and sisters in need.

You can mail a check to Paralyzed Veterans of America, 801 Eighteenth Street NW, Washington DC 20006.

Their website is: www.PVA.org/Supportveterans

I will be sending a check today.

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Yesterday was my birthday. (I finally turn 21! ) Actually 81, but who’s counting.

Today we had lunch in my backyard with my two sons and their spouses, plus one beautiful little granddaughter. We had the backyard all set up for social distancing, and the sun was shining.

As I sat there feeling blessed, I thought about my one son who served two tours in Iraq as a hospital administrator. He saw things he has a hard time sharing. He shared he has physical problems connected to the military, and is drawing compensation for it. I could see his shoulder was giving him pain. My son retired as a full Colonel, but I remind him that even though I was only a specialist I am still his father. LOL

My son is an example of the thousands of service men and women who served their country and was deployed into harm’s way. We owe them so much.

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How are you doing my friend? Were you wounded? Do you have war wounds that are giving you fits? You are not alone! There are over 8, 900 veterans here who may have been through the same things you have. Lean on them. Just make a comment of the bottom of this page, I will read it and get back to you.

If you life is overwhelming right now. GET HELP!! Do not let the darks side overcome you. There are trained counselors to help at the toll free number I am about to give you:

1-800-273=8255.

Please call it if you need help.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never, ever, give up!