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Doug Bolton, the founder of the blog, Signs of Hope, which is at www.dailysignsofhope.com, has written a new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” It reaches out the many military and veterans who may be battling anxiety, fear, depression, addictions, rejections, and the many other usual suspects. There are 22 military connected suicides every day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics.
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The war combat heroes are many. My book I am writing called, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and out of the Trenches of Life,” is full of heroes. I have written about many who talked to me on the phone and shared their story. These are stories about heroes.
I have shared my experiences while deployed to Korea. I speak out against soldiers giving in to PTSD. I cry for those who are maimed and in wheelchairs. I share thoughts on how to survive in this not so friendly world.
One of the heroes I talked to I met accidently. I decided to stop at Carl’s (Hardy’s) fast food. I got my meal and was walking towards my seat. I walked by a man that was obviously a Vietnam veteran and a Marine since he wore a hat that said so. I thanked him for his service, and eat my meal.
I watched him. He was in pain. He had a cane. He was bent over. He was younger than I was. He got up to throw his trash away, and I saw legs that couldn’t hold him up too well. He had a heavy limp. As he walked by me, I asked him if he would like to sit and talk with me for a few minutes. He had that look like,”no way man,” but when I told him I was a veteran as well, he sat down.
I started asking him questions knowing I had to walk a thin line so I didn’t intrude into area he didn’t want to talk about.
Here is how the conversation went.
Me: Where and when did you serve?
Marine: I was on a helicopter ship off the coast of Vietnam.
Me: What did the helicopters do?
Marine: They sent supplies to troops; Carried troops from one battle station to another; sent food to the villages for the people who were starving.
Me: What was the worst moment you had while stationed there?
Marine: My very best friend was a helicopter pilot, and one mission his helicopter had a problem; went off the end of the ship down into the water. He and another Marine were trapped in the helicopter and it went to the bottom of the ocean. The water was to deep to try to recover their bodies.
Me: So Sorry my friend. Were there any other bad moments for you?
Marine: When we came home on the planes the people lined the terminal and called us names, and had signs that called us murders and other things.
I have more from this hero, but you will have to buy the book to read the rest of his story, (This is called a hook!) and many other interviews from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan. These are all heroes you need to learn about.
I want to thank all over our veterans and current military, for their dedication and service to their country. You are all Heroes. God bless each and everyone of you.
For those who have lost a loved one, like family, I feel your pain. I have been there. God is our strength, and our fortress. He will see us through the storms we face.
For those veterans who may be struggling:
There is always help for you 24/7 at: 1-800-273-8255
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!