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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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SUICIDE AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY

Mental Health/Suicide by – Sheri de Grom Suicide by active duty military and reservists is at a record high, about one a day. The numbers of active duty soldiers who’ve committed suicide are fifty-percent higher than the number of troops … Continue reading

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BURN PITS – WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S . . .

Burn Pits – Where There’s Smoke, There’s . . . One Woman’s Opinion – Part 2 By – Sheri de Grom The Office of the Inspector General reported July 11, 2013, that trash burning continues at one of the largest … Continue reading

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1950’s Christmas

Originally posted on Pacific Paratrooper:
Rockwell’s Christmas   TO ALL – NO MATTER WHAT RELIGION YOU HOLD DEAR, THE VERY BEST WISHES OF THIS HOLIDAY SEASON GO OUT TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.  AND, I RAISE A TOAST…

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A Performance of Talent, Abundance and Love

Originally posted on simple cherishes :
A friend posted this on her Facebook and my jaws dropped and my tears came out after I watched this.  This 8-person group from Hungary has just won one of the biggest talent shows in…

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BURN PITS – WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S . . .

Burn Pits – Where There’s Smoke, There’s . . . One Woman’s Opinion   By – Sheri de Grom Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are the most identified chronic diseases of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. … Continue reading

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MARGARET FROM MAINE – JOSEPH MONNINGER – BOOK REVIEW

Margaret From Maine – Joseph Monninger Plume/2013   By – Sheri de Grom I once read that Joseph Monninger wrote with all five senses wide open. In his latest novel, Margaret From Maine, that’s exactly what I experienced. I knew … Continue reading

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IS THIS JUSTICE?

Is This Justice? One Woman’s Opinion By – Sheri de Grom I’m having a difficult time reconciling the equality of military justice in the treatment of Army Major Nidal Hasan and that of Staff Sergeant Robert Bales. Both men are … Continue reading

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A FATAL TRANSITION – GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS

A Fatal Transition – General David H. Petraeus                         One Woman’s Opinion   By – Sheri de Grom   A photograph of former U.S. Army General David H. Petraeus taken in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on July, 2011, is a favorite of mine. … Continue reading

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