+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.
“I walked around pissed off for a year and my anger was directed towards somebody that was completely innocent of what they told me he did.” That’s from Arnold Wright, who the Pentagon outright lied to about the events that led to the death of his son Dustin and three other Army special operations soldiers in an ambush in Niger in 2017.
The adjutant general for the Oklahoma National Guard has defied the Defense Department by decreeing that none of his guardsmen will be punished for refusing to get vaccinated for COVID-19.
An enlisted airman used a four-cent piece of plastic to fix a multi-million dollar night vision problem in the Air Force.
“We’re just not going to all kick them out on the day of the deadline itself.” That’s from Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, who said not all Marines who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 will be kicked out of the service after the vaccine deadline on Nov. 28th.
The only person charged in connection with the murder of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén at Fort Hood, Texas, last year is trying to get the charges thrown out.
A tech sergeant with the West Virginia Air National Guard is the latest airman to get married on board a C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet.
Here is another excerpt from my upcomingbook, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life.
Skosh the Dog
While I was in Korea we had a company stray dog that made our Quonset hut home. She was a loving dog that was pretty small, and that is why we called her Skosh.
We had to protect her as much as we could, because the Korean people thought dogs were a delicacy. She wouldn’t last long in the village outside the Camp Red Cloud grounds.
Much to our surprise she got pregnant. We didn’t know there were any other dogs in the area. I guess when a dog is in heat, any dog will find them.
She had four little puppies. As soon as they were born, right in our hut, she took them and hid them. We feared for the lives of those puppies, and we were right. Within a week after Skosh moved them, she came back to our hut and never left. She obviously had lost her babies.
That was a sad time for the soldiers in my hut. We knew what had happened, but there was nothing we could do about it. Skosh wanted to raise her babies her way.
I find that this happens today in our lives. We do whatever we can to guide our children, and show them what we think is best for their lives, but they still go into unknown territories and see what they can find there.
It is hard to see some of the things that our children do, because we have done them and had the same results. We try to tell them about the trials they may face, but they want to do it themselves. The hard facts are that we need to let them seek their own paths, and hope they will walk the right way.
Proverbs 22:6 Says: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
That can be our guide when we have children. We need to show them the right path, not just tell them about the right path. We should live by example, and when our children see what we do, they will want to do it too.
It is much like the old saying, “Monkey see, monkey do.”
If you don’t do drugs or alcohol and do take your children to church every Sunday you will have a better chance of having them grow up being good parents, and good citizens.
If you do have a problem with drugs and alcohol, you children have a much higher risk of following in your footsteps because they see it every day in their homes.
Checking in on you my friend. How are you doing? Does there seem to be too many storms in your life?
There are over 13,410 fellow veterans who are subscribed to this site, and they have your back.
If that isn’t enough. GET HELP!
Here is a toll free nimber to calle 24/7. There are highly qualified counselors there tohelp you, and they will not hang up until they know you are OK.
You are never alone.
You are never fosaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!