A Sniper Shares His Hurts and Regrets

Today is Red Friday. We should all be wearing red to show support our active duty military.

I’ve had some amazing interviews with veterans while putting my new book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

I interviewed WW ll, Korean, Vietnam Iraq, and Afghanistan soldiers.

Some of the interviews were funny; some were sad; and some were hard to listen to.

Today I will share one interview to show you some of the fear, disappointments and anger our veterans have gone through.

Interview with a Sniper

I talked to a veteran from El Paso, Texas. He was a Sargent First Class. His duties were being a sniper.

He was asked if it was hard to shot another person. His answer was, “Not since I was helping my buddies stay alive.”

Death of His Buddies

The next question I asked him was how many of his buddies were killed. He said,”Fifteen or sixteen.” I said, “That must have been hard on you.” He said, They were my friends, what can I say.”

It is Hard on Families

He was getting irritated, so I switched to his family. I asked him if he was married. He said, “I was, but I am divorced now.” I then asked, “Can you tell me why that happened? ” He said, “The separation was to hard on both of us. She went her own way because she was so lonely.” He also said he had three children that he only sees once and a while.

There is much more to this interview, but you can see that he had a very rough time while in the military.

Many other stories like this

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You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

What Happens When Life Doesn’t go Your Way?

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Why would you want to enter a contest with your book? It costs you some money and your chances aren’t very good.

That was my feelings until I entered the “Reader’s Favorite Awards,” contest. I think it cost me around $25.00.

The results turned out much better than I could have ever dreamed. I received a 5 star review, and was a finalist in the category of “Self Help.”

Because I was a finalist, I also received stickers to put on my book, “Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World.” It is now considered an award winning book, and I have sold many books by being able to show my 5 star reveiws and have an award sticker on the book.

Don’t pass up this kind of opportunity. Check out the people who put on the award to make sure the are for real, and then go for it.

My $25.00 investment paid off in a big way through many more sales because of the 5 star review and being named a finalist.


What happens when life doesn’t go our way? What do we do when the clouds come and darken our day?

I have been there. I have had many disappointments and failures in my life. At one  point I was overcome by all the trials and storms I had to go through, and was extremely depressed. I was to the point where I was sitting in my Ford Explorer, and considering suicide.

What stopped me, and changed my life?

As I sat in that rig crying my eyes out, I yelled out to God, ” I can’t take this anymore.” At that moment there was a calmness in my heart, and it was then I knew that God was saying, “It’s about time you cam back to me. Now let me carry you the rest of the way.”

God is never far away. If He is, guess who moved? My desperate prayer was heard and God saved my life.

Don’t ever give up. Always know that you have someone to turn to in your darkest moments.


You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!