Post by Al Burzynski, APR (photo by Al Burzynski, APR, 2008)
One of our cohorts and my dear friend Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) Army Veteran, John B. Jordan asked me to pass along this bit of sad news a member of his family Michael I.A. Yoder, GWOT Marine Veteran, age 23, pass Aug. 8, 2019, Newark, Ohio.
If you can, please support his call to action and attend the funeral as he wants to ensure his beloved, GWOT Marine, receives a proper send off. I will be attending representing the Fallen 15.
Please keep John, our fallen Marine, and his friends and family in your prayers.
In closing, wanted to share the words of my cohort, retired Army Chaplain Bill Underwood who said during a compelling, thought provoking training session, “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” It’s important to remember we are not alone and there is no shame in calling on your battle buddy, cohort, friend, loved one or even the VA Crisis Hotline if you are in need. Always know your voice matters and regardless what you might think at the moment someone does care.