January 21, 2020
My fiancé is a soldier in Afghanistan and desperately wants to come home. Since being there he has been shot, suffered a concussion, chased by Taliban members with machine guns, seen friends blown up, seen innocent families annihilated, children mutilated, and sustained injuries from a missile attack at a nearby military base. And this is from only having been there since August 2019.
This is his second trip to Afghanistan, and he has had enough. The problem is now that he is deployed there, they won’t give them an estimated date of when they will return to the states. But there is one way to ensure he arrives home by Christmas. A certain individual who oversees arranging who is shipped home will guarantee his leaving for $50,000. I’m a teacher so I certainly don’t have that kind of money and I don’t even know anyone I could turn to for that much.
You might wonder why it’s such a big deal to bring him home and there are several reasons. One is that I am 59 years old and we want to get married and spend as much time together as possible. We will be lucky to get 20, maybe 30 years together, so the sooner we can be together the better our lives will be.
Another reason he wants to get home already is since he has been in the military all he has done is fight in wars. Right after he joined, the Gulf War broke out and he said the slaughter he saw there still haunts him. Then he was a part of the first troops going into Afghanistan in 1996 where he saw many friends killed and maimed by IEDs.
Al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen 1998 he was sent over to fight in this war against Al-Qaeda, another blood bath for US soldiers and innocent villagers.
2002 Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines assisting Armed Forces of the Philippines to combat Jihadist terror groups. He worked closely with the soldiers to train them how to be affective soldiers.
Now with the Taliban Insurgency he’s back fighting against surprise machine gun attacks, bombings, snipers, and self-bombers. One child had a bomb stitched into his stomach by the Taliban and he could hear the bomb ticking through the child.
He has seen and experienced enough and is ready to retire and come home. He declared his intent to retire and they deployed him anyhow with no indication of how long he would be kept there. Please help me get him home while he still has his sanity and not too much PTSD.