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A homeless veteran friend of mine died yesterday....

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Yesterday, on Veteran's Day, a homeless veteran friend of the author passed away.

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I wrote about the passing of Tom Dalmer, an Air Force vet and a homeless friend of mine yesterday on my blog and for my DU journal. The whole story is at the link. I would like to add that yesterday many politicians released trite, emotive statements about the troops. Everybody professes their love for the troops, but how many truly care about a man like Tom and the countless others who literally live in the dirt. Who suffer and die in obscurity? I imagine very few. I hope that changes. -Bill

A homeless friend of mine died this morning.... http://journals.democraticunderground.com/Wetzelbill/690

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Bill Wetzel is Amskapi Pikuni aka Blackfeet from Montana. He's a former bull rider/wrestler turned writer and a coauthor of the short story collection "The Acorn Gathering." His work has appeared in or is forthcoming from the American Indian Culture (more...)
 
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