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!

Some Veteran’s Stories Will Melt Your Heart

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We are listening! I asked you to subscribe if you like having posts about the military, and the response was very clear. The subscription rate doubled this week from the previous week. That is telling us you want more posts about the military, so they will keep coming, plus updates on the book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.”

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I told you yesterday I would be sharing the titles of  my chapters, from the book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.”  (This is called a “hook,” in the writer business.)

Well, here are a few more chapter titles:

  • Sometimes the Answers Are Available for You

I had a very stressful time trying to pass bed inspection in basic training until I learn a secret.

  • Missing the Right Stop

On our way to Ft. Devens, Massachusetts we missed the right stop and went screaming by it.

  • I was Almost Blown Away

No not by a grenade, but by a hurricane. We were stuck in a parade field.

  • It’s Tough Being the New Kid on the Block

Sometimes you have to take the first step to be accepted by others.

  • Stop Over in Okinawa, Japan

There was wall to wall bars, and ladies calling to me as I walked the street.

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If the last chapter synopsis doesn’t get your curiosity up there is something wrong with you. Each of these chapters have some pretty amazing happenings in them, and are true. The life of a soldier isn’t all spent in a trench.

I found that out when I  interviewed several veterans who had been there and done that. I interviewed some WWII veterans, Vietnam veterans, Korean veterans, and some current Iraq, and Afghanistan veterans. Their stories will melt your heart, and let you know that we should be proud of all veterans no matter where or when they served.

I want to thank all the veterans that have and are serving and remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

Just What Happens in the Military?

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We are listening! I asked you to subscribe if you like having posts about the military, and the response was very clear. The subscription rate doubled this week from the previous week. That is telling us you want more posts about the military, so they will keep coming, plus updates on the book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.”

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I thought I would share some more from the book, “Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.”

What follows are some of the chapter titles and a brief description of what they will be about:

 

Mass Physicals in the Military

One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was going through the mass physicals they had when I signed up for the military.

You Never Know Who Your Friends May be in the Military

It is funny who you end up being friends with in the military. Some are ones you never expected.

The Drafted Soldiers Where Totally Different Than the Enlisted Soldiers.

There seemed to be quite a separation between the enlisted and drafted soldiers.

I was Selected to be on the Honors Marching Group

I had some honors while in basic training including being selected to march in parades representing the Army.

The Military Food Wasn’t as Bad as advertised

I heard all kinds of stories about how bad the food was in the military. Not true.

Adventures at the Shooting Range

Some interesting things happened during the shooting range training.

I was Nominated for Soldier of the Month

One of my other honors was being nominated for soldier of the month.

This is my Rifle and This is My Gun

I had some humorous things happen while I was in basic training.

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This is just a few. I will be sharing more chapter titles in my next post, so be sure to come back and check them out. Many are very serious and reach out to those military who suffer from anxiety, fear, depression, PTSD, and many other afflictions.

I want all of you who are veterans, or now in the military, to know:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all….never, ever, give up!