Saturday, December 6, 2014

Final Cover

Thanks to Jeremy Smith, a graphics designer here in Jacksonville, Florida, I finally now have a book cover I can be proud of. To give an update, I am still in the final editing stages of my book, and hope to be done in the next week or two.  Keep me in your prayers, and thank you for your support!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The reality

How about we cut back research and development instead of screwing those who are sacrificing their lives for this country.  There are dozens of ways to cut back military without gutting the military or taking away from soldiers and veterans.  What do you think is going to happen when you keep pissing on soldiers and veterans...  I am warning you right now that if we don't address this problem, there's a serious soldier or veteran rampage around the corner.  

Even more recently for 2015, the Penta­gon has decided not only to cap next year's military pay raise at 1%, and to reduce soldiers pay to help cover housing, but to increase family healthcare costs as well. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Warning: Emergency!

I'm just a poor southern country boy who joined the United States Army immediately after the attacks of 9/11 and spent the next eight years of my life serving my country, including two year-long foreign deployments to Iraq and Korea.  I forced my exit from the military before a deployment to Afghanistan because I was miserable, I was disgusted with how soldiers were being treated, and I realized that someone should get out and write about it. 

And so I have.

In my book, "Dark Side of the Army," not only do I highlight the critical problems behind our sky-high soldier suicide rate, but I offer common sense solutions including my own nonprofit, a unique, independent and almost completely "green," rehab and refuge for struggling veterans towards which I hereby pledge ALL profits.   In this book, I also publicly come out with my own ridiculous and outrageous experiences in the military, including a time when I was verbally and physically abused behind closed doors with no cameras by "special agents" who even stole my social security card just to screw with me.  These investigators were later under investigation for brutalizing another soldier during "interrogation."  And this was just one incident out of many.

Soldiers are NOT being treated properly, and they are scared to get out because of this failing economy.  In 2012 we saw the total number of suicides pass the latest number of war casualties for a total of 521 soldier suicides, and 841 attempts.  In 2013, estimates put total soldier suicides at around 474.  And in another display of incompetence, the Department of Defense has yet to release a suicide report for 2014, as of January 17, 2015.  We need major changes, and they need to happen from the outside because soldiers are silenced by the same system that enslaves them, too ashamed or intimidated to speak out.  As for the soldiers getting out, they are having serious trouble fitting back into society and finding jobs which has recently led to dozens of veteran suicides a day, triple high unemployment among veterans, and high rats of homelessness.  So please support my book and non-profit because my goal is not only to raise awareness of this problem, but to do something about it.  And together we can make a difference.  Help out today and purchase your own e-copy today at the link at the top right of the page.  Check out the link list at the top right as well for more information about my veteran center, or as I'm calling it, Veteran Refuge and Rehab.

Thank you for your support