When I originally started my very own blog/ Journal a few years ago [Old Soldier Tom's Journal] -- now 'Tom's Journal' http.//tomschuckmanjournal.blogspot.com , I listed the "mission/ objective" right from the start and my goal [s]. First and fore most I wanted to share my blessed hope and trust in the salvation and promises of the Lord Jesus Christ and reach out to anyone and everyone who has interest in that subject. We all know that some will love it and some will spit on it-- and that's OK. I serve only as a 'mouth piece' for the Lord and His Word- the Bible. . I wanted to reach out and connect to/ with as many Combat Veterans of any war and age to help them understand how to 'deal with' the corrupt VA system that seeks to ignore and screw them and their families until they are dead! This is NOT a figment of my imagination! This is the real world of reality that constantly gets thrust into my face, personally, and for the vast majority of those who talk, email and contact me --plus well documented news articles and Veteran Orgs. research and gov't documents. Looking back at the past 30 years of my personal dealings and knowledge with the VA-- 98% of it has been an up hill battle and very frustrating-- and others I've talked to have it much worse--many are now dead! The Congress and past Administrations have proved that they don't give a rat's ass about the Veterans! Sorry...they just want 'us' to dry up and blow away, and guess what?!-- the new, young disabled Veterans are now getting the same old treatment that WE did!! If we don't band together like brothers and help ourselves the Govt and VA will push us into obscurity and neglect their contractual promises made to us! Now finally, the true exposes, facts and cover ups are being laid bare for the public to see and examine-- AFTER so many good men and women have died of neglect and service-connected injuries and being disenfranchised and dumped on, lied about.
If I have any 'gifts' or where with all-- I would be a coward and a sinner NOT to print/ publish these timely subjects! That's my story-- and I am sticking to it. I figure that with all the trash and lies on the "News Media" these days, I have also earned the RIGHT to speak my piece too as I see it.
Thank you for your personal view point, observations and comments. As always, I respect you and your beliefs and mind sets even if I don't always agree with them, old friend.
Heaven doesn't want us... Hell's afraid we'll take over.
Union Grove, WI
Sent: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 11:54 am
Subject: Re: Vietnam
Mark Eisenhower talks about our two families [plus thousands more] that came and settled legally in America in the [S.W. part of] Hays, Kansas area in the mid-1800's as basically wheat farmers, who escaped the racial and religious persecution of the old mother country in Europe. Mark and his siblings attended the same schools in Kansas that my first cousins did--so we have a kindred spirit or sorts. We are called, "Volga-Germans", but we've completely assimilated into patriotic Americans and many fought in America's wars. Mark's dear, beloved brother, Jim, was killed in Vietnam with the same combat Aviation Hel. outfit [ the 240th AHC-BearCat, RVN] that I was in. He was a brave helicopter pilot that paid the ultimate price at too young an age, and many morn his loss.
And from Carolyn: