Many Military Had Loneliness While in Korea

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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 will be reaching 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 ever day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Doug sent off his mini proposal to an agent who is very interested in his concept. We will update you when we hear more. 

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Well, I told you in my last post I would share with you more from one of the chapters in the new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.”

The one I have selected for today is talking about loneliness. One of the hardest things to adjust to and being alone quite often while you serve. This chapter talks about the loneliness I faced in Korea:

Loneliness in Korea

Many civilians do not understand how you can be lonely when you have so many other military around you.

It may be hard to understand, but all these other military are from all over the country, and do not relate to your needs to connect you to your home. They all have their owns worlds of loneliness from not hearing from their own loved ones.

There worst of my personal loneliness was while I was stationed in Korea. We were stationed on a small base called Camp Red Cloud. There weren’t a lot of military there. We were stationed there to keep the peace, and monitor the radio waves to make sure there were no breaches of security. We were the Army Security Agency.

Being there made me feel real isolated. I was in a foreign country  that didn’t speak my language.

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The chapter goes on how the people there didn’t even want us to be there. Some locals threw rocks at the military trucks as they went by.

I also mention that during my working long twelve hour working days,  I was stationed on top of hill 468 and I was the only one there. Talk about loneliness. The silence was deafening!

You were alone and couldn’t call down to the base for help. There wasn’t anyone to come.

During the shift and during of the silence you had time to think of home, about the girlfriend you left behind. You think about the fun times such as fishing in the lake near the farm where I grew up.

I share in the chapter how I made it through the loneliness, by writing a journal, reading tons of books, and writing real letters and send them home in the mail.

In the end of the chapter I share some thoughts on helping the reader through their loneliness:

” Loneliness is a direct cause of depression, and sadness. Try to fill your life in the military with things you enjoy. Don’t sit and think of negative things. Don’t hide from the world where you are stationed overseas. Find things to fill your day that will change your attitude, and give you hope.”

In the future posts I will share parts of other chapters to give you a feeling of what is printed.

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

 

Move Out of Your Home Called Depression

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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 will be reaching 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 ever day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Doug sent off his mini proposal to an agent who is very interested in his concept. We will update you when we hear more. 

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Ok…Here is the last installment of the chapters from the new book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.”

After I share these chapters there will be future  postings where there will be more in depth look at some of those same chapters. So be sure to subscribe so you can see some of the actually wording from some of the chapters.

+ Be sure to read at the end of this posting about a new section that will added to the book.

So here is the last of the chapter titles and some news of a new section for the book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the trenches of life:”

If Only I would Have..

We all have our, “If only I would haves… We look back and wonder what would have happened if you would have done something different when we face adversity. Something traumatic happened in my childhood that could have been totally different if I would have acted differently.

What Are You Saving Your Talents For?

We often set aside our abilities, our dreams, or our talents for reasons unknown. We need to take the first giant step and succeed.

Move Out of Your Home Called Depression.

Too many of us live at the corner of despair, and hopelessness. We need to know that we do not need to let depression overcome us. There are so many things we can do to cause a bright future in our lives.

Let’s Start a Ripple Effect

This final chapter shares how we should be the example to help others around us. It can the ripple effect like you see when you throw a pebble into a lake. The ripples keep going out farther and farther. Our influence can do the same thing.

+ This is the very first announcement of a new feature for the book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.”

There will an new added ending to the book. I have done some interviewing of actual soldiers of different branches of the military. There are some gut wrenching stories of facing death, losing of buddies, and near death experience. I have already interviewed two WWII veterans with near death experiences; one Vietnam veteran who saw his buddy die. Another Vietnam veteran who was medic that had several stories of scared young men wounded, and dying.

I have one more WWII nurse lined up, plus some more Vietnam , and Gulf war veterans to interview. I may be able to slip in a Korean veteran as well. This will one of the highlights of the book that will bring tears to your eyes, and have you proud of our veterans who put themselves in harms way.

To all you veterans:

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

I Was Heading Into Harms Way

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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 will be reaching 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 ever day. That is almost one every hour. Doug wants to help stop those statistics. Doug sent off his mini proposal to an agent who is very interested in his concept. We will update you when we hear more. 

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Time to share some more chapter titles from the book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.” You can scroll down this page to find some of the other  posts and other chapters that have already  been mentioned:

R & R In Tokyo, Japan

About half way through my deployment to Korea, I was given a week of “rest and recuperation.” I spent a week in Tokyo, and had a exciting experience trying to hold onto a belly dancers hips.

Do I Need to be Tough to be in the Military?

While working on hill 468 in Korea, I was injured by grabbing a hot manifold. I stayed on the job because there was no one to replace me.

There’s a Tear in My Beer Since You Left Me My Dear

Many soldiers received Dear John letters. I was one of them.

Really?

I was talked into to knocking a Korean farmer off the road on a trip to the DMZ while in a jeep.

I Was Heading to War

The plane had its engines revved up and was ready for take-off to the Bay of Pigs. I was heading into harms way.

White lightening In West Virginia

Back in the states I was on a field mission in West Virginia and we came across some local white lightening makers. It didn’t turn out to be very pretty.

Scars Only Show Where we Have Been,  but They Don’t Show Where We Are Going

So many soldiers battle the after effects of their time in the military. I encourage the readers to never give up.

No Reinforcements Coming

There are times when we felt we are fighting our battles alone.

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For all you military and veterans…

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!