Monday, February 22, 2016

I received Hope from The Life of a Warrior

The Life of a Warrior, Sgt. Hack's novel about his life experiences, has been given away free to over 100,000 people.  Written with the intent of helping people, especially veterans who have many issues to overcome, The Life of a Warrior has helped many.  The letter below fulfills Sgt. Hack's dream of helping others.

February 16, 2016

SFC Hack,
I read your book over the weekend and enjoyed it.  I found it floating around the VVA office here at Moberly Correctional Center.  Your book give hope about my future.   I feel down a lot and grasp at information to help me along.  I am 43 years old, and Army medic, and did a tour of Iraq 2007 to 2008.  I cam home and began having all kinds of problems.  I was dealing with a hyper vigilance, nightmares, paranoia, and depression.  I got into a fight that turned deadly and came to prison on a manslaughter charge.  I , too, just wanted to go away and disappear when I cam home.  I lost several guys from my FOB, I can't imagine losing a whole company.   I was a medice for convoy security driving throughout Iraq while dodging IED's.
   I am an associate member in the VVA chapter here.  I do a lot of the secretarial work.  I like it because it keeps me connected to other veterans here at the prison.  I hope to get involved with other veterans organizations when I get out.
   Your story give me hope about returning to society and being successful.  I was a firefighter/paramedic and can't return to my profession because of my felony.  But I will continue to strive to be my best.  You also give me hope to find love again.  I was married but that has gone away with my conviction.  I do hope to remarry one day.

(Name Withheld)
Moberly Correctional Center
PO Box 7
Moverly, MO  65270

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