Category Archives: Veterans

VETERANS WITH BAD PAPER

Veterans/Veterans’ Benefits/One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom   My opinion about Veterans with ‘bad paper’ has changed over the years. Having worked in The Office of The Staff Judge Advocate (JAG) for many years [all during times of … Continue reading

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THE VETERANS AFFAIRS ADMINISTRATION AND RESPONSIBLE DATA

VA/Veterans/Medical 2015 by – Sheri de Grom The most recent Inspector General (IG) report reveals egregious problems with enrollment data within The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The report identified so many complications it was impossible to determine how … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS ALONE WITH AN UNINVITED GUEST – BIPOLAR DISORDER

Mental Health/Bipolar Disorder/Journal Notes by: Sheri de Grom NOTES FROM MY JOURNAL – MONTEREY, CA CHRISTMAS EVE – 1991 I departed Tom’s hospital room at 10:30 p.m. after his last medication dose for the day. I kissed him goodnight as … Continue reading

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ALARMING VETERAN STATISTICS

One Woman’s Opinion/Veterans by – Sheri de Grom The American soldier offers his/her life that we may continue to live in freedom. I find the following numbers not only shocking but appalling. It’s no wonder that less than 1% of … Continue reading

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OUR VETERANS NEED YOU

Veterans – 2015 by – Sheri de Grom A veteran, possibly in your community, needs your help. Veteran Affairs coordinates volunteers in their No Veteran Dies Alone (NVDA) program. Their mission is that no veteran will die alone. We promise … Continue reading

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EVERY SIXTY-FIVE MINUTES A VETERAN COMMITS SUICIDE

Mental Health/Veterans/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Every sixty-five minutes a United States Military Veteran kills themselves. We lose one-hundred-fifty-four Veterans per week. The reality of how many Veterans commit suicide is unknown. The number is higher than the actual … Continue reading

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IN THE GARDEN WITH SHERI

Slice of Life by – Sheri de Grom Last week I talked about a nasty fall I’d taken and I was out of sorts with myself. I knew I needed to look inward but that wasn’t what I wanted to … Continue reading

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I STUBBED MY TOE ON THE WAY TO LIVING LIFE

Slice of Life/Travel Blog by – Sheri de Grom I lay on the cold concrete and wondered how I’d managed to get there. No pushing or shoving had been involved but I’d fallen hard. Did I dare move? The entire … Continue reading

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Vets Rally to Curb Military Suicides

Check out this great MSN video – Vets Rally to Curb Military Suicides.

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de Grom’s Top Ten Reads of 2013

de Grom’s Top Ten Reads of 2013 Book Reviews by – Sheri de Grom Sheri de Grom’s Top Nine Fiction Novels and a Memoir  Please note that not all of the novels listed in my top ten for the year … Continue reading

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