Of False Memes And The Veteran Dilemma

In the old days, which seem so long ago but, in reality, were not, I was one of the few veterans who possessed the intestinal fortitude to publicly question the “22 per day” veteran suicide statistic.  I researched it, found better statistics, discussed them, wrote about it, and I called into question the various “awareness”…

The Inharmonious Warrior

in·har·mo·ni·ous   inhärˈmōnēəs/ adjective adjective: inharmonious    1. not forming or contributing to a pleasing whole; discordant, dissonant, incongruous  Alcoholism, drug addiction, violent behavior, shattered relationships, and suicide.  Far too often, these descriptions are applied to our modern warrior class; the warfighters who have struggled so mightily through the last 13+ years of war.  Portrayed, often…

The Disarming of America’s Veterans – the conspiracy that wasn’t

By now most of you have seen the headlines on questionable websites and the urgent posts on Facebook and Twitter.  It seems that the Veterans Administration is conspiring with the freedom-loathing federal government to disarm America’s veterans.  This disarming is necessary for the implementation of oppressive, tyrannical government rule because our veterans are the most…

Alone: Killing the warrior class

“How you doing, bro?” “Check on your buddy.” We’ve all heard these things repeated thousands of times over these long years of war.  Although many of us don’t heed the warnings and most of us will reply to any inquiries with a simple, “I’m fine”, we repeat these phrases reflexively on many occasions. The most…

Your own worst enemy

  Many years ago, when I walked away from the military the first time and began my journey as a civilian the 2nd time around, I sat through a very interesting job interview.  The supervisor interviewing me, himself a Vietnam veteran, told me what he thinks when he’s interviewing a veteran. “Reliable.  Hard working.  Respect…

Saving Valhalla

If you have followed any of my posts on Facebook, you know that I often support charitable organizations, especially those related to helping our veterans. I have mentioned The Valhalla Project several times but now they need help as well. Gordon Cucullu, President of the Valhalla Project, may be down for a span of time…