The Bos\’un Locker

During times of war and during times of peace, we must prepare for tomorrow with the realities of today.

When Johnny Comes Marching Home…

Posted by Rosemary Welch on August 9, 2006

I am so proud of each and every one of our brave men and women who serve this country, but are we forgetting something? Are we only caring about them while they are at war? While they are deployed? What about when they come home? Do we keep in touch? How do they adjust? These are questions that must be answered.

There is a very special lady who is reaching out to her hero after his return home in May. As an example, he is having a very hard time readjusting. Are we making it any easier with our petty bickering? Is it because of what his “team” went through over there? It may be both.

The point is, it is out there. It is known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). I do not believe anyone of us can truly understand, nor appreciate, what this is doing to our Military. To be even more specific, to one very special man.

He has a special lady, a Soldiers’ Angel (please go here, and adopt a Soldier!), who has not forgotten him. How many of us do? She is still writing to him, and she is now trying to gather enough e-mails of gratitude to send him for his birthday on the 19th of this month. Is she incredible, or what?!

In his depression, she refuses to forget about him. That would be easier, no? Not for her. That would be the hardest thing for her to do. If you would like to help in this birthday e-mail gathering campaign, please go here: Happy_Birthday_Hero@yahoo.com. The deadline for all e-mails is August 11, 2006 at 6pm, because she will be going to the Post Office at 9am the next day. (The 11th is this Friday. Thank you.)

Help us to help her try to bring a brightness on his birthday. After all he has seen, he was in one of the worst areas in Iraq, he deserves our gratitude and our best. They all do.

We just to let him know that he is appreciated and not alone in this world. It may not seem like much after all he’s seen, but could it hurt?

Calling all Vets! I need some advise here. What can we do once they come home? What is PTSD? What should we expect? How can we best help someone with this? What are the symptons?

We need classes and information available to all Americans on this issue. Maybe we could petition the government for some PSA’s about it? I can really use your help, you in the know. Thank you for your service, thanks everyone else, and have a great day.

Category: Health and Anniversaries and Celebrations.

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5 Responses to “When Johnny Comes Marching Home…”

  1. Kagome said

    what is the year of the song

  2. Rosemary said

    There year of this post is 2006, but I do not of which song you are trying to locate. Could you please be more specific? Thank you.

  3. Rosemary said

    D’oh! You meant the name of the title. Here is one of the tunes: When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again…Hurrah! Hurrah! It was written sometime in the 1800’s, most likely around the Civil War. It is stated that it was for the Union Army. I saw something that said it was between 1860-1900. Not sure, though. Have a good day.

  4. thebosun said

    Hi Rosemary. Your doing great. Respectfully, Bosun

  5. Rosemary said

    Aw, Bos’un. Gee. *blush* How are ya? I miss us writing together. I’m writing on Eagles Up new blog, Talon. I had two articles up yesterday. I still get some of your articles that you post, and I enjoy reading them. Keeps me going, sometimes. 😉

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