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!