Military Personnel Must Stay at Their Posts no Matter What

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit for the site, please let them know about it. I want to reach out to as many veterans as possible.

__________________________________

What a ride I have been on. I had surgery on my left eye on Monday, and it is healing quite well. Still hard to type, but I will not leave my post. I will share a story from my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. I was injured, but stayed on my duty spot.

___________________________________________

One of the things that happened to day which is Veteran’s Day, is nothing. I had to head to the coast and they didn’t have any restaurants on the list I gave you a couple of posts ago.

I went to the very small town of Waldport, Oregon. It is right on the coast. It is actually a pretty cool town.

I was there to get a haircut at the salon where my wife always goes, because a close friend is running it. We drive 70 miles each way to get our hair done.

As I was getting my haircut, the barber told me to look across the street. In this small little town the people were gathering to honor our veterans. You could see all the American Legion hats being worn. She said they have been there for a couple of hours. They had speakers, and some music. I so wanted to go there and greet them, but it was over when my haircut was done.

___________________________________________

I said I would share an excerpt from the book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. This excerpt is from my time deployed to Korea. I was a radio/teletype (053) operator, and spent each of my days up on hill 468. On top of that hill was a small military outpost. It was being used to monitor the airwaves for breaches of security.

I was highly trained for that site since I was chosen to be a part of the Army Security Agency. It was something like the CIA of the military.

One day I was monitoring he airwaves when every started stopping. The machines all began to turn off.

I rushed outside to see that the main generator was out of gas. The previous solider was suppose to make sure it was full before he left.

I got two cans of gas and climbed up on the generator. I had just finished filling the tank when I started to fall. I grabbed for something to help me not get too hurt. Unfortunately it was the manifold for the generator. It was extremely hot and it burnt my left hand seriously.

I was in severe pain.

I could have called down to headquarters and have them send up the next shift, but that would wake them up with only a few hours of sleep.

I decided I need to remain at my post and tough it out. I found some Vaseline and wrapped my left hand with a medical cloth.

I was one handed and had to work the the equipment the best I could.

Luckily I only had a few hours left on my shift.

This was a time where I learned about not leaving your post no matter what. Many of heroes have done that on the front lines to save many of their buddies. I certainly was not a hero in this case, but I did my appointed task and I am very proud of that.

___________________________________________

Time to check in on you my friend. How are you doing? Is the life we have to live right now starting to get to you? Does the news cause you to scream like it does me? You certainly are not alone.

We just past 10,000 veterans following this site. (10,040.) Everyone of us has your back.

However, if it is just too overwhelming right now, GET HELP! Here is a toll free number to call, 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will not hang up until the know you are OK. It is free BTW.

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

___________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never fosaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

__________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit for the site, please let them know about it. I want to reach out to as many veterans as possible.

Many Veterans Are Still in Harms Way, Never Forget Them

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit for the site, please let them know about it. I want to reach out to as many veterans as possible.

___________________________________

What roller coaster ride we are on right now!

We don’t know who is the next president yet. The pandemic is going crazy. There is still rioting. The word turmoil seems too kind right now.

_____________________________

We must always remember our brothers and sisters who are deployed.

I know the feelings they are going through. I was deployed to Korea in 1960. (Yes, I am old.)

Many are in trenches hunkered down. Some are going door to door to chase out the enemy. They are being fired upon, and are in harms way.

It is hard, at best, to think this is fun to do. They are stressed out 24/7. Never forget them. They are fighting for you and I.

_____________________________

I hope you have checked back in my posts.

The are many great things there are for veterans on Veteran’s Day. There is a whole post for restaurant deals, and another post for up coming veteran events.

_____________________________________

This may be a very short post today.

I just had surgery on my left eye three hours ago. The strain of trying to type with one eye is starting to get to me. I had surgery on both eyes, and the right one is doing quite well. I can see so much better out of it right now. Hopefully the other eye will do as well.

_______________________________________

Got to have bed check before I sign off.

How are you doing? Are you withstanding all the crap that is being thrown at you? I HEAR YOU!!

Know that there are over 10,000 fellow veterans following this site, and each and everyone of them has your back.

But, if you are just too overwhelmed, GET HELP!

Call this toll free number right now. They have highly qualified counselors there to help you. They will never hang up until they know you are OK.

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

_______________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

_______________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit for the site, please let them know about it. I want to reach out to as many veterans as possible.

Good advice for veterans to Read

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit for the site, please let them know about it. You may be saving a life. Your comments will not be seen by other people, just me, and I will connect with you to see if you are OK to share it.

______________________________________________

Very slow today. Helped my wife clean the house yesterday. Mistake! Injured my back. The reason we had to clean the house is that our cleaning lady came down with COVI(D-19. We told her we couldn’t take the chance of using her again, because of underlying problems I have in my health.

______________________________________________

Speaking about health. I came across a good guide of what to ask your doctor when he is suggesting surgery, or a procedure:

  1. If testing, what is the test for?
  2. How many times have you done the surgery/procedure?
  3. When will I get the results?
  4. Why do I neded this treatment?
  5. Are there any alternatives?
  6. What are the possible complications?
  7. Which hospital is best for my needs?
  8. How do you spell the name of that drug?
  9. Are there any side effects?
  10. Will this medicine interact with medicines I am already taking?

Do not assume the doctor will tell you everything if you don’t ask.

_____________________________________________

Some intersting military Stats:

  1. 3% of veterans who are unemployed, down from 3.5% from last year.
  2. 490,000 information technology jobs that go unfilled due to shortage of people with IT backgrounds.
  3. 31,000 Veterans and spouses who have obtained employment opportunities through Hiring Our Heroes since 2011.
  4. 44 percent of veterans who leave thier initial post-military job in one year.
  5. 40 Million-Amount that USAA will contribute to militay causes this year.
  6. 32 Donors who participated in this year’s one-day blood drive. 27 pints were collected.
  7. There were 12 first time donors who gave.

_______________________________________________

OK…More interesting facts:

  1. 20.4 million living veterans in the United States. representing less than 10% of the population.
  2. 7.1 million living veterans who served in the Gulf war.
  3. 6.8 million living veterans who served in the Vietnam era.
  4. 771,000 living World War II veterans.
  5. 1.6 million living Korean veterans.
  6. 77 percent of the living veterans who served in war time.
  7. 9 percent of the living veterans who are women, projected to increase to 18% by 2045.
  8. 75% of Americans who said they would increase funding for veterans and services.

______________________________________________

How is your world turning? Do you want it to stop and let you off? You are certainly not alone. There are over 9, 560 fellow veterans here, and they have your back. Do not let the drk side win. Go towards the light.

If it is just too overwhelming GET HELP!

Here is a toll free number for you to call that has highly qualified counselors to help you 24/7.

1-800-273-8255 Option # 1

______________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit for the site, please let them know about it. You may be saving a life. Your comments will not be seen by other people, just me, and I will connect with you to see if you are OK to share it.

_____________________________________________

Remember:

You are nevr alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unoved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!