I Came Across a WWII Veteran, That I Found Out I Knew For Over 65 Years.

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Military news…

Six Killed After Vintage Military Aircraft Collide at Dallas Air Show

Emergency crews raced to the crash scene at the Dallas Executive Airport, about 10 miles from the city’s downtown. News footage from the scene showed crumpled wreckage of the planes in a grassy area inside the airport perimeter. 

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Army Sgt. Maj. James O. Schmidt Served in 3 Wars. Now He’s Sharing His Stories with the Next Generation.

“I always felt that serving in World War II was my duty as an American,” Schmidt says. “The country needed us to do a job, so we did it.”

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US To Sanction Military Procurement Network Aiding Russia, Yellen Says

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said the sanctions would target 14 individuals and 28 entities, including financial facilitators, but she declined to provide details on where they were located.

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Marine Vet Gifted With Brand-New Vehicle for Service to Disabled Veterans and Local Children

U.S. Marine veteran Len Johnson drives to other veterans’ homes in Philadelphia to support them in any way he can—so people at the TrueCar website saw an opportunity to honor him.

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Daughter Honors Memory of Her Dad, Who Lost a Leg Shooting Famous Photos of D-Day Invasion in WWII

“I thought my father was Superman. Isn’t that what many little girls believe?” Katherine Wall Panatone wrote in the book’s introduction. “In the end, he was truly a super man, whose life and work will inspire anyone who reads his story.”

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I was at a meeting where my son was the MC. He did a tremendous job leading the meeting. I was sitting behind all the people to try to stay out of the meeting. Then someone asked who I was, and my son said, “He is my dad.” Then a women shouted, “You were my fourth grade teacher.” Sure enough I met with the lady and she in my fourth grade class many years before that. We had a special relationship as I was her tutor during the summer.

She reminded me that my helping her put her on track to be an outstanding student.

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I am sure you have many people you didn’t know where veterans. They seem to hide. They aren’t sure they want to share their time in the service. Be free to ask anyone if they are veterans. You will be surprised to find how many are.

I will share one story where I found out a person was a veteran, that I knew for over 65 years.

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I was shopping for groceries, and came across an older man who had on a WWII veteran hat on. I thanked him for his service and moved on. I kicked myself for not asking him if I could interview him for my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. Well, I came up to the cash register, and there he was checking out ahead of me. (Accident? I don’t think so.) . I approached him and asked him if I could interview him and he said sure. He gave me his business card, and I stuck it in my pocket.

When I got home I looked at the card, and it was his business card from where he worked. Actually he owned it. The business was “Bob’s 19 cent hamburgers.” I almost fainted.

In 1957 there was a new hamburger joint that opened up. It was his place, It was on the way home from school. I stopped there everyday, and bought a hamburger. Bob came up to me several times to thank me for being there. We developed a friendship.

So 65 years later he was back in my life. I had the interview with him and it was fantastic. He was a Captain in Okinawa, and had a near death experience.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?
FEAR NOT!
There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.
If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!
Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

+Now there is an easier way to get help. Just dial 988, and you will have help ready for you.

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North Korea: Missile tests were practice for Attacking South Korea and the US.

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Military news…

North Korea says recent missile tests were practice to ‘mercilessly’ strike US air bases
There are roughly 28,000 U.S. troops in South Korea, and another 54,000 in Japan.

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Vets Who Took Paxlovid Less Likely to Get Long COVID, VA Study Finds

“This groundbreaking study is going to improve the lives of veterans and all Americans,” VA Secretary Denis McDonough said in a statement. “VA’s researchers have conducted life-saving studies throughout the pandemic.”

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US And Japan Begin Joint Military Drills This Week

The United States and Japan are gearing up for large-scale military exercises starting this Thursday. The president of Shingetsu News Agency discussed the biennial drills and the rising tensions between China and Taiwan and on the Korean peninsula.

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The Defense Department Says It Will Support Ukraine For ‘As Long as It Takes.’

The Pentagon’s resolution to supply Ukraine with weaponry and the new command are clear signals that the United States expects the threat from Russia to Ukraine and its neighbors to persist for years.

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Ukrainian drone attack could be precursor to new maritime fight in war with Russia
The early morning drone offensive Oct. 29 also provides lessons for the U.S. Navy and its allies as they build future strategies for bases and shipyards, where billion-dollar assets will need protection from such attacks.

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North Korea: Missile tests were practice to attack South, US.
North Korea’s military said Monday its recent barrage of missile tests were practices to ‘mercilessly’ strike key South Korean and U.S. targets such as air bases and operation command systems.
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I mentioned in a previous post that I was going to change my domain name. The name I have now doesn’t attract veterans. Need a domain name that will let them know what my blog is about.
Here are some ideas I have been thinking about. Please let me know which ones you like:
1. SignsofHopeforthemilitary
2. Veteran-DougBolton-Military
3. Voicesfromthetrenches
4. Whispersfromthetrenches
5. Wordsfromaveteran

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Come back often to see the progress of my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. Better yet….got to the top of this page and click on subscribe. When you do all future posts will go directly to your inbox.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?
FEAR NOT!
There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.
If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!
Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

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Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

+Now there is an easier way to get help. Just dial 988, and you will have help ready for you.

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September is Suicide Prevention Month. If You Are Struggling, Get Help!

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Military news…

Iran Protests May Distract Regime From Making Trouble for US, Allies in the Mideast.

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White House says Kremlin Has Been Warned on Nuclear Weapons.

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Protesters Scuffle with Russian Police As Military Draft Inflames Tensions.

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US Army Artillery Arrives in Latvia, as Allies Seek to Deter Russia.

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Strong Congressional Supports Branding Russia a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

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I have been spending a week at the Oregon coast. It has been beautiful. No rain, and little wind. It has been very relaxing. Looking outside right now I can see a fantastic sunset.

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One thing that has me feeling very sad is the amount of our brothers and sisters who are battling PTSD, depression, etc. This is Suicide prevention month, and I highly urge you to get help if you are struggling. Numbers to call are below if you need help.

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An update on my upcoming book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of life. I just have two interviews of veterans to do and I am ready to publish. Keep coming back to see the progress. Better yet…go to the top of this page and click on subscribe. When you do all future posts will go directly to your inbox.

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Checking in on you. How are you doing? Is everything going OK, or are you fighting back memories?

FEAR NOT!

There are over 15,219 Veterans on this site who have your back.

If you are battling mentally, but you are losing, GET HELP!!

Here is a toll free number that you can call 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there to help you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
1-800-273-8255…texting 838255.

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Remember:


You are never alone.


You are never forsaken.


You are never unloved.


And above all…never, ever, give up.

+Now there is an easier way to get help. Just dial 988, and you will have help ready for you.

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+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 from this site, please let them know.