Thursday, February 14, 2019

Help This Vet

OK, troops,  a homeless veteran will be buried tomorrow in Newton at 10 AM.   Spread the word and urge some people to attend the service.  The press release is posted below.


Anonymous said...

It’s obvious that Stacey Pickering has been a game changer at Mississippi Veterans Affairs. Way to honor our veterans.

Anonymous said...

There is no time listed.

Anonymous said...

The Service is at 10:00am.

Anonymous said...

The Service is on Friday, 15 February 2019 at 10:00am.

Anonymous said...

10 am tomorrow

Rod Knox said...

And everyone can salve their consciences sending their "thoughts and prayers" to the dearly departed. Their condolences are just in time to be of no benefit to anyone other than themselves.

It amazes me how unconcerned the public is about all manner of hardship suffered by many until someone throws a tear jerker story out and then the balloons and flowers flow unabated for a while.

Should we Vietnam vets look forward to being honored after we're gone, after decades of denigration. Personally I am disgusted at the recent affectations of concern and appreciation thrown at me at the behest of the conservative media that feels they cannot make heroes of current veterans without throwing a few over due attaboys at the generation of vets who were baby killers to the liberals and drop out and druggies to the conservatives. I hope that the current veterans get all that they deserve and then some. Maybe the cost can discourage future conflicts fought to keep people in office and pump up Wall St.

Anonymous said...

11:11 - I totally agree. Please be assured that there are many of us who honor our military and their families every day. Thank you for all you did for us. And Happy Valentines Day - you have and deserve to have our hearts.

Anonymous said...

@Rod Knox,

While I am not a veteran I was of draft age at the end of the Viet Nam war. If my lottery number (19) had been called I would have served in a heartbeat. I vividly remember the hatred hurled at returning vets. I am also aware for the disdain many have for our military today. Please know that these detractors are in the minority. The best I can do is to Thank You for your service to our country. I also hope that you will find some counseling to help you heal you wounds. Please don't be mad at all the world just because there are a few jerks beating their chests only to gain their fifteen minutes of fame. God Bless You Sir.

Anonymous said...


Sounds like the kid who grew up in a bad environment and continues to hate everything and everybody else who didn't go through what he did. If you must, share with with your closest friend(s) but don't beat your chest here. Grow up and be a man.

Rod Knox said...

Thanks to all. At the behest of the VA I have put my affairs in order and while I have relegated to oblivion past insults and disservices from the public at large and the VA I continue to find myself infuriated at the never ending conflicts that Washington enjoys sending young men to die in. And my disgust at the government's worship of the Wall St Bull with scant attention paid to the people on Main St, many of them young veterans, who find it impossible to climb off the bottom to enjoy a living wage for their work. I came home with a chip on my shoulder but was lucky enough to get past the bitterness and move on with my life but today it seems the economy makes getting ahead much more difficult for many young people, certainly many veterans. I hope the current generation of young veterans milk and bleed the economy of every cent that can be scoured out of Washington. I get a great deal of personal gratification seeing young veterans able to feel secure financially as they pull themselves back into being civilians. Doing so isn't as easy as many may think.

Anonymous said...

KF- I guess you didn't allow my post thinking disrespect was meant toward 11:11 and/or other Vietnam vets? Wrong.

Three of my family served, as did I during that time. One was KIA. All three (of them) received one of the 'top three' metals. They have not to this day gotten a bullhorn to remind anyone how badly they were treated when they returned. Bigger men know how and when to discuss such.

And yes, of course, we are ALL grateful for ALL contributions.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Stacey! You and Joe Hemlaben are doing great things for our vets!

Anonymous said...

Piston-Knox is the typical, bloviating malcontent. He's an attention seeker of the worst sort, always bitching about his contributions not being recognized...always moaning about the lack of value he perceives society affords him.

He's learned to write well and really sees himself as some rural town city council member. He's too lazy to be a mayor and would never get involved as a builder of any community. Yet he wants a platform from which to hurl his whinings of resentment and hatred for everybody in this world.

Typical guy who probably snot himself in the toe to get a med discharge.

Anonymous said...

@11:11, thank you for your service.

Rod Knox said...

Should I turn off my spell checker and stop proof reading?

Anonymous said...

That's up to you, Rod. While you're at it, stop beating your chest and pretending to be something you're not and never were.

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