I have decided to talk to you directly this evening. I have been sharing Military news for several months, and I just wanted you to get to know me a little better.
I am a veteran who served in the Army from 1959-1962. I had my basic training at Fort Ord, California, Which is now closed, and I was deployed to South Korea. I then was stationed at Ft Bragg, North Carolina until my discharge.
I have many stories of my time in the military, and I am announcing that I have a book about the military coming this next summer, called, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.
Here is an outline of what will be in the book:
- I will have stories from my time in the military, with each story ending with my thoughts on how you and I can be stronger, and face the civilian world better.
- I will share some times and problems I had in South Korea. One was very hard in that two of my buddies and I enlisted together, and only two came back.
- Then I will share one of my most frightening days of my life while at Ft Bragg.
- The next section of the book will be full of interviews with actual veterans from all over this country. They will be sad stories, happy stories, or just plain frightening stories.
- There will an actual letter sent home to a mom from 1944.
- The final section will be full of resources for veterans. I have done a thorough search and put them all together for your use.
It has taken more than three years to put this book together, because I keep finding more things that I feel should be in it. I have a publisher that is interested, and I have and editor who has been editing the book.
Reason I wrote the book:
I have spent years and years floating this book around in my head. I got started writing when my first book was published called, Signs of Hope: Ways to Survive in an Unfriendly World. It was actually good therapy for me because I was writing it from journals I had been writing every day for over ten years. I saw my hurts, and my joys, and put them down on paper. The book won a national award from the Readers Favorite Awards. That helped me realize that I had writing abilities.
As I went through the journal again, just to make sure I covered everything, and I saw that many of the hurts were from my military days. The loneliness, fears, anxiety, depression, etc. I thought that I need to write directly to my fellow veterans and give them hope.
I will keep you posted here on my author as to the progress. So be sure to subscribe so that you will get the post delivered to you mail box. All you need to do is click on the subscribe icon, and fill it out.
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In closing, I want to reach out to each of you right now. Are you fighting with the world? Do you have bouts of depression, anxiety, PTSD, TBI, etc? I have been there with you. I suggest you fight back as hard as you can. Never give up!! There is a toll free number you can call if you need immediate help at:
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all….Never, ever, give up!!