The Battle for Okinawa was Fierce and very Dangerous

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There seems to be no let up in the turmoil we are facing right now.

The pandemic is having its way. The rioting is back, and people are on edge.

The pandemic is spreading very fast. In my home state of Oregon, we have over 1,000 virus cases each day. I am on complete lock down because of health issues, and that goes way back to last March. Nine long months of staring at the walls.

It alarms me that the people are rebelling against their governments, because they do not want to wear masks or go into shut down. They care only for themselves and no one else.

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President Trump is having more troops come home from deployment.

That is very good news for the families. What a great timing for the holidays.

President Trump is in a up hill battle for the presidency. The democrats are all over him to concede. Being President Trump, that is not an option. He is battling until the outcome is really known.

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I thought I would give you another excerpt from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.

This is an excerpt about a WWII veteran that lives right in my hometown of Salem, Oregon. This young man (Age 100) has a story to remember. I will share part of it and you will have to read the rest in the book.(This is call a hook. )

I was doing some grocery shopping when I noticed a guy wearing a WWII hat. I said “Thank you for your service.” He acknowledged my greeting, and we went our separate ways. I continued shopping and I saw him again. I asked him were he was while in the service. He said Okinawa. That was one of the hottest fighting spots during the war. We did some more chit chat, and then we parted ways again.

As I left him I woke up and thought, “Why didn’t you ask him for an interview?? I was kicking myself all the way to the checkout. I came around a barrier at the check stand, and there he was!!! I felt then that this interview was meant to be.

I asked him if I could interview for my book. He said, “Of course,” and he gave me his card. His card said Bob’s Hamburgers. I knew exactly what that place was, because I ate at that restaurant every day when I walked home from school.

I asked him where he got that card. He said, “It is mine!” I looked at the card again, and it said Bob Corey. I was speechless! This guy sold me a hamburger every day, and I even remember talking to him a few times. That was over 60 years ago.

We set up an interview and we went on our ways. I met with him at his home, and sat down on the couch with him. He couldn’t hear very good, so I had to speak louder.

I asked him where in Okinawa he was stationed. He said at the ship yards. He went on to say that they unload all the ships when they came in. He was a Captain and was in charge of a group of men who help unload the ships.

I stated that there were lots of bombing going on in that area. He said, “Oh ya, we had to scurry many times, because some of the planes were Kamikaze pilots.”

I asked him. “What was you worst moment?” He said, “I fell off one of the ships between the ship I was on and a barge that was very close. They both were swaying back and forth. I had to swim fast so that I wasn’t crushed.”

I then asked him what was the worst thing about being there. He said, “The never ending bombing. “

He went to share much more, but you be able to read it in the book.

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How you are doing my brother/sister?

We are tumultuous times. It is hard, at best, to cope. ‘

Fear not.

There are over 10,100 veterans here who have your back.

However, if it just too overwhelming for you right now, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number for you to call 24/7 and it is free. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255 Option #1

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never 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!!!

Wild Fires on the West Coast Could be Arsonists

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I am hearing reports that people are purposely starting the wild fires on the west coast. They have already aressted two men in different parts of Oregon for arson. If one person dies from their stupidity, they should get life in prison.

The wild fires are causing many deaths and burning millions of acres. Complete towns have been wiped out in Oregon. Four towns are gone. One was a big vacation area that was burnt to the ground. Hundreds pf home destroyed. I have one neighbor on my street that has two of her children staying with her, becasue their homes are gone.

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Still hearing Fake News claiming that President Trump thinks the military is a bunch of losers, when that has already been proven false. They will do whatever they can to try to make him look bad.

I so admire him for standing strong through all of this Fake News debocle. he is the best presedint for us right now. he is facing the Pandemic, rioting and looting, wild fires in the west, and the democrats creating tons of lies about him. He stands there and takes it like a man. He is in a storm and yet he faces it head on.

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The was another death at a military base, and this was not at Ft hood. It was the fourth one this year at Ft Jackson. There has also been many deaths at Ft. Hood. Got to find out what is going on. These are our brothers and sisters that are dying.

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I have been battling the VA trying to get compensation. I have two ligit problems I have received while in the military. One is thaat I had to wear ear phones twelve hours a day since I was in the Army Security Agency, and we had to monitor airways for breaches of security. They was often a lot of static going into my ears.

Later on, just before I was suposed to get out of the service, I was in a Jeep accident. I was thrown out of the jeep and landed on a bolder back first. I was knocked unconscious from the whip lash i receive, and woke up later in a military tent on bivwac. I woke up screaming from the pain in my whole back. I was quickly given some morphine and I was better. They never did exrays of my back when I left the military. I have had three back and neck surgeries since.

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Tiime to check in on you my friend. How are you doing? Is it getting a little overwhelming for you right now, with all that is going on in our country? I hear you. We all hear you here on this site. There are over 9,350 fellow veterans here who have your back.

If it is getting too hard for you to face each day, GET HELP! What follows is a toll free number for you to call fo help. There are highly qualified counselors there for you who 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!