I didn’t sleep very well last night thinking about the plight of these new found Vets who poured their hearts out to us the night before. I’ve just opened my email to find another 200 emails and I can watch them come into my account every 5 or 10 minutes. By 8AM they are coming in faster than I can read them, let alone answer.
Here are a few:
My name is XXX. I am a highly decorated disabled special operations gulf war veteran. I served a total of 8 years, 6 active 2 inactive with an Honorable Discharge. Previous I worked as an Aircraft Repairer for XXX International working on the same helicopters that I worked on when I was in service, those were for Fco. 1-160th S.O.A.R. We are known primarily through the block buster movie “Black Hawk Down”. Sir the reason I am writing is that in 1996 after being Honorably discharged, found that my Unit during the Desert Storm campaign was one of the few subjected to nerve agent poisoning and came home with a heart defect, which in 2004 caused me to have a stroke.
I just watched Dateline. You and your wife are two more reasons to be proud to be Americans. God bless you, your families and the troops who make our lives so wonderful. go U.S.A!
Thank you for your service! My nephew Cpl. Jacob XXX also served and was stationed at Ft Stewart. Unfortunately, Jacob was KIA 19Apr2005. He too was 3/7. I just wanted to let you know I just watched you on Dateline and wanted to thank you & your family.
How pround I am of the Costigans. Thank you from a mother of three soldiers. You made me believe again that there are truly good people left in this world. God Bless all you do!
There are hundreds of these and we are trying to figure out what to do about all these folks looking for a job and can we leverage all the good wishes with a request to network or suggest someone who may be hiring? We built a website the other night: www.hireoneveteran.com it’s barely going yet but we may be able to match people up with jobs.
We are at a place now that we need to think about how to take advantage of this time to make a difference. Maybe we are at the right place, at the right time to raise some awareness and get some more kids hired.
More to come.