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In 2013, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs released a study that covered suicides from 1999 to 2010, which showed that roughly 22 veterans were committing suicide per day, or one every 65 minutes. Some sources suggest that this rate may be undercounting suicides.

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE !!

I JOINED THE SERVICE AT 17 DROPPING OUT OF PRIVATE SCHOOL AND TOOK 4 YR HITCH .

AFTER THE VIETNAM WAR, WE DID NOT KILL OUR SELFS.WE WERN'T WELCOMED HOME. WE GOT SPIT ON AND ABUSED. IN FULL UNIFORM I GOT KICKED OUT OF A NEW YORK AIRPORT BAR AS I WAS NOT 21 AND I AM STILL ANGERY ALL THESE YEARS LATER .

THIS IS OUR STORY.

Today 5/26/16 Its been a huge struggle ..my new wife drove off in her motorhome,leaving me home less and sleeping on the boat

the county had a fit and threated to have me arrested ( she's back after 5 weeks and will sell the motorhome to help me launch this vessel )

I had a small stroke,and my left hands not the same ,what realy angers me is wounded warriors spend millions on the top managers

and I dont have simple basic things like hacksaw blades, paint ,turnbuckels for the masts ..no matter ill do this or die trying ..Rey

 

I all most did die on this trip ..

ALONE AT NIGHT ON DECK I UNCLIPED MY HARNESS TO CATCH A RUNAWAY BOOM THAT BROKE LOSE IN A WIND EVENT IT DOUBLED BACK KNOCKING ME FLAT ON MY BACK AND SENDING ME OVER THE SIDE ,I LIVED ONLY BECAUSE I CAUGHT ONE FINGER ON THE DECK JACK LINE

BELOW DECK SHE WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOW I WAS GONE

FOUR TIMES I ALL MOST LOST MY LIFE ,THE NORTH PACFIC IN THE FALL AND WINTER IS DEADLY

 2 AM RAMMED AT ANCHOR THREE TIMES BY A HUMBACK BULL WHALE! WHO I SHOT 7 TIMES POINT BLANK WITH A 45. TO NO EFFECT

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STORM AFTER STORM AND MY WIFE JUMPED SHIP IN FT BRAGG CA AND DIVORCED ME

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MY BELOVED SEA CAT "SAILOR" A BLK SIMAISE WITH YEARS OF SAILING UNDER HIS TAIL WAS LOST IN THE NIGHT..

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I HAD TO CALL THE COAST GUARD FOR RESCUE FINALY AND THE MORONS RAMMED ME DOING 10,000$ IN DAMAGES TO THE BOW WIPING OUT THE ANCHOR WINCH THE ROLLER JIB AND THE RADAR .

 

I LOST ALL FOUR ANCHORS TO STORMS AND WENT OUT A 1OO MILES, TO SLEEP AFTER 11 DAYS OF STEERING WITH NO SLEEP, PRAYING NOT TO BE RUN OVER BY A BIG SHIP...

I DID LIVE TO SEE HOME AFTER 30 DAYS ALONE AT SEA

S/V ECHO NOW AT ANCHOR OFF LAX

THIS IS NOT MY BOAT IT BELONGS TO VETERANS

( IF YOU CAN, PLEASE HELP, WE CAN GIVE YOU A FULL VALUE TAX WRITE OFF THE LINK IS BELOW )

I AM ONLY THE RESTORER AND SOON WHEN I AM TOO DAM OLD TO HANDLE  HER I WILL FIND A CAPTAIN TO TAKE ON THIS IMPORTANT JOB AND GIVE HER TO HIM

( GOD KNOWS I NEED A REST )

 

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