” …. In my mind and heart, I know that Cathe, Richard, Bob, Warren, Loren, Bobi, Brian, Tom, Shawn and countless others saved my life. Even if they don’t realize it, they continue to be my support every day.
Why am I writing this, exposing my extremely personal experiences in our community newspaper?
Because there are countless others, men and women (and families) who served in the military. They earned and deserve unconditional, personal, free support. They carry burdens — from military sexual trauma, combat, even readjusting to civilian life. But they can be helped — at the Walla Walla Vet Center, Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, Disabled American Veterans and through The Red Badge Project.”