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Hi, this is a bit of a “stab in the dark” however I have a Dutch uncle who was conscripted by the Germans to work in the labour camps. He escaped and walked back to Holland. I was wondering if this is the Herman Rodriguez encountered by the american liberation armies and mentioned in various memoirs?
I’M JUST A OLD MAN OF 61 YEARS OLD AND I’M A VIETNAM VET. PART INDIAN AND DISABLED. PLEASE READ THE HISTORY OF THE MORMONS ROBBING THE OLD PEOPLE.
Odd , your site shows up with a dark color to it, what color is the primary color on your site?
Hello, I love what you are doing here. I have a page on my blog, http://perainopoetry.blogspot.com, called Poetry for Wounded Warriors. I hope you will check it out and possibly tell your readers about it. It is a page where people can post poetry about Soldiers, Veterans, Healing (Physical, mental, and emotional). No politically driven prose is acceptable. The page is located here:
Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Bradley Peraino
I can’t remember if I had posted my poem about my PTSD here or not, but you can find it on my web site where I have my petition to Congress for a “NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS WEEK”. Yes, I know that Congress did give “one day” for PTSD awareness, but is one day enough? You can find our petition here and sign it, too, that is if you would like to help in our awareness campaign, http://www.ptsdawareness.org/Petition-to-Congress.html
Tina, thank you so very much for what you are doing here with your blog!!!!!
Hi from Australia,
Great site, thank you. A couple of years ago we collected a book of stories from vets and their families here for our Government Dept of Veterans Affairs. Our main intention was to focus on vets and their families and how they cope on the return from service, including mental health issues they face. (About the project here http://www.onlyhuman.com.au/featured/beyond-the-call/)
We spoke with families from World War 2 right up to Iraq: peace keepers and active service people alike and we wanted to discover what had changed and what hadn’t.. in the way our community and governments offer support. I imagine they would ring bells in your country also. The stories are here and can be downloaded in PDF’s.
Also I am including a link to a short video we shot of the World War 2 vet and his wife. He is 90 years old and their insights and reflections are very beautiful.
Best wishes to all
I would like to give you the Forget-me-not award:
This Award was made by Kate Swaffer, http://kateswaffer.wordpress.com/, as a beautiful appreciation to fellow bloggers she enjoyed and invited those awarded to pass it along if they wish to. Don’t feel obligated to do anything other than enjoy the fact that I enjoy your site and wanted to thank you for letting me be a part of your world.
-Miss Kitty Roads
*If any site is deserving of a forget-me-not, it is yours. I love our service members and love the way you honor them, thank you for such a wonderful tribute. I love visiting almost daily, keep up the beautiful work.
Very kind. Thank you so much Miss Kitty we really appreciate this.
Tina – I have nominated you for the HUG Award.
For further information please refer to my nomination post (http://30yearsofgrowingpains.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/a-hug-to-cherish/) and the general information on the HUG Award here (http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/comment-page-1/#comment-484)
Thanks for the follow! Really respect your work. Quite honored.
Thank you so much for your patriotism. My boyfriend is sitting with me and reading with me. He was in the Marines and is now the commander at the VFW in Rogersville. I am certainly proud of him, and all veterans that have served and do serve so we can be free.
I will certainly be following this blog.
Hello 365 Vets, I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the new Hope Unites Globally Award because I feel that the work you do is so deserving of the award. You may find out more about the award at http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/. I hope you will receive the award and pass it along to others you believe also deserve the award. Blessings, Connie
WOW Connie, what a wonderful honor. Thank you.
I have given you an honorable mention on my blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. Visit here if you would like to. http://misskittyroads.wordpress.com/2012/01/13/thank-you/ Thank you for sharing your blog with me and or following my journey as well it is truly a privilege.
-Miss Kitty Roads.
Ps. I love your site and it is a daily visit for me.
Thank you for the award honor. We appreciate your support, and your blog is a regular stop for us as well.
Thank you for following my blog. I’m not a vet and my DH is not a vet in the traditional sense but I do know about PTSD. Sometimes it is hard for people to understand how a non-Vet or someone who did not have the “typical horrific trauma” can have PTSD so that brings its own difficulty. I myself think of the sacrifices Vets and their families make on my behalf and I’m so humbled and grateful. This is a wonderful idea. I hope many find the peace and acceptance such a community can provide.
I believe that anyone who has experienced trauma can suffer from PTSD. Thank you for your kind words and support.
I wanted to let you know I have nominated your blog for Versatile Blogger, Please visit here: http://ayearwithhorses.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/touched/ to read why I chose you and to get the directions on what to do next.
I hope this year is wonderfully blessed.
I over heard a beautiful young mother today mention routine deployment and my son outside a Starbucks . I couldn’t help but explain I had overheard her and ask if she was speaking of her son ~ She said yes ~ I asked if I could put his name on our prayer list ~ she seemed really grateful and touched ~ and said those prayer lists work! he’s a medic ~ after they left I thought of this beautiful blog discovered yesterday ~ so here is name of our prayer list ‘Soul Healing’ ~ on our blog site ~ also Feathers of Hope ~
Angel Love & Light,
i absolutely love the concept for your blog, and I am linking your blog as one of My Neighbors in my blogroll. Thanks for visiting my blog A Hope for Today and subscribing to it today. Blessings to you on your most worthy project.
Thank you so much for your kind words and support. I have added your blog to our blogroll as well.
Tina, just a note, you’ve probably seen this but if not, it’s worth the time. It was the first Bill Whittle piece I happened to read and it made my monitor go blurry.
You’re doing great with this, by the way.
Thank you for sharing, I had not seen this before.. funny my monitor got a little blurry too.
Welcome to my blog. I will follow yours as well.
Thank you. I am enjoying your blog. Thanks for finding and following ours as well.
Not that I want to diminish the sacrifices made by American soldiers in Vietnam in any way – far from it, but when I, as a native German, think of American veterans, it’s those of WWII that come to my mind first. And I am forever grateful to these soldiers who helped to free my country from tyranny and allowed me to grow up in freedom.
That being said, I really like this blog and the stories I can read here. I think it’s a wonderful idea.
Pit I do not think it diminishes them at all, you have a powerful reason for feeling a special affinity for the WWII veterans. We really hope to gather some stories from WWII Veterans. We are working hard to get the word about the project out to the public. We are also looking for stories of Veterans in other countries. We thought it would be interesting to have a diverse mix of stories from around the world.
I thank you for your comment and I would be willing to bet that WWII veterans would be pleased to read that you are grateful to them for the opportunity to grow up enjoying freedom. I appreciate that you use your blog as a platform to distinguish prejudice and misconceptions about the United States and that you are happy here in your adopted country.
I got all of your ideas for my 365 Story in there, but I will explore the Ebers in time. Thanks for your suggestions. It is a lot of fun!! Look out for it tomorrow morning (my time).
You’re welcome I look forward to reading it.
This is awesome!
My grandfather was a WW II vet and I never experienced a more humble and a more giving man in my life (wrote a little tribute post about him on my blog too titeld “God is like General Patton”)
The thing so many of us seem to forget (or at least not to value appropriately) is that a member of the fighting forces is someone who at one point in time wrote a check to our country payable up to the amount of and including his / her life.
I truly appreciate this project and am now following.
Thank you so much for this
What wonderful memories you have of your grandfather and so good of you to write a tribute post about him for your blog. If you would like to share his story here we have dedicated Wednesdays to memorial stories and would be honored to have your grandfathers story grace our pages.
Thank you for following and for your kind words here. ~Tina
you’ve got it wrong: I would be honored to be included in this, not the other way around
This is the link to my post – Feel free to include it
Thank you. Your grandfathers story will be our next Memorial post on Wednesday Jan. 11th. I will link back to your blog as well. Thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute.
I just wanted to ask you, if you were still interested in featuring my post on your site. I talked to my aunt in the US and she said she would be able to supply me with more backstory and dates and even some articles about him published in several US newspapers, if I wished.
Please don’t think I’m pressuring you into this or anything. I understand that you are very busy at the moment (and rightfully so) – I just wanted to see, if your offer still stands – if not, that is fine also
Also I have about 4 Awards on my homepage for you, should you chose to accept them – no pressure here either
Thank you again,
Absolutely we are still interested in featuring your post here. It would be perfect for one of the Wednesday Memorial posts. I think its fantastic that your aunt is going to help you with more back story, and it would be really cool to include some photos if you have them, and scans of the articles. Just let me know when you are ready, it would be our honor to feature your grandfather’s story.
WoW thank you for the awards. I am still learning my way around blogging and need to gather up these awards and share them with out readers. Then pass them on to others,as I believe that is the intent?
Thank you again,
I dig this idea thanks for stopping by my blog. My little brother is Afghanistan right now, he would like this as well.
Thank you for stopping by, and for your support. Thank your brother for his service for us, and we will keep him in our thoughts/prayers. We hope that he returns home safely very soon. we have some good friends who will be deployed to Afghanistan very soon.
I have just added you to my blogroll – returning the favour!!
Thank you for your support Stephen.
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