Posted on May 29, 2015
1SG Jason Fitzpatrick
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My daughter wrote this today. I am sure that there is a discussion regarding how our deployments affected our kids, but this poem really struck a nerve and I wanted to share.
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MSG Bo Lathrop
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Gets me thinking about how I've treated my children since my return of my fourth deployment... I've been an asshole (sorry for the language). They are a little young to truly express their thoughts in a letter.. but everyday I see them getting a little more frightened of me.. Maybe I should talk to them, and try getting back to where things used to be. Tell your daughter thanks..
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1SG Jason Fitzpatrick
1SG Jason Fitzpatrick
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@ SFC Bo Lathrop, I really appreciate what you said, and yes, you should talk to them, but first, talk to a professional. Battle, you gotta deal with that Devil before you can talk to the little people. Get help before your children say "you destroy everything that you touch, I son't want to be part of your life"...I have been seeking and receiving help, I think that is part fo the reason My beautifully Strong daughter was able to finally express this and feel comfortable enough to show it to me. I am trying to get better, and I am getting help. It is a slow process, but for God's sake, start it. It will not get better by ignoring it...Courage to ask for help Sergeant!
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SFC Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Operations Specialist
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Well written, and full of emotions. My heart goes out to you and your family, 1SG.
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SPC Human Resources   Labor/Employee Relations
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You have a VERY strong daughter, Top. Very well written. I hope that she continues to be able to show you that her feeling about your struggles. My heart goes out to your family.
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