When these men and women come home, there is no ticker tape parades, no celebrations for their service, if they come home at all. Navigating your way through the overwhelming paperwork, processing through the Veterans Administration that takes 15 years to get through your claim, having to network to succeed, can at times, for even the most seasoned veteran, be overwhelming.
Having organizations like Gallantfew.org setup to help transitioning veterans, for myself personally has made all the difference, in my ability to find gainful employment. I was lost in the maze of overwhelming government agencies, all telling me incorrect information, without a fellow Ranger buddy as I have always had to guide me through the process.
The Army didn't issue me gear and say "Ok son, good luck, don't get shot" they issued me to a Sergeant, who signed for my life, and had to make a promise to my mother to keep me safe, which haunted him he later told me my entire enlistment. Why should any vet have to leave the service and be treated as I was sadly treated in 1995.
One guide sheet from Ranger Karl Monger, upholding the Ranger standard with helping answer any questions I had along the way, not only giving me simple to follow instruction, with the actual websites directly posted in the order needed to get through.
All FREE, yes read that again, ok Ill write it again, FREE hasn't cost me a dime yet, and so far has saved me $985.00 just alone in online fees.
The processing that I can now get done with my company, has allowed the company to go from stagnant, to opening its first communication with a real potential commercial client, as well within three months will be eligible and bidding on Government Contracts.
Six years of my time has been stalled, because I just found this organization. There isn't enough money or gratitude I could pay back to Ranger Karl Monger or Ranger Tim Abell who introduced me to Karl, my Ranger buddy that had my back.
It is nice for people to tell us they appreciate our service, it feels good, that doesn't feed children, allow for families to live and support their needs. What these veterans have made available to me, will in turn support hundreds of military families, both active and retired. It will allow me to hire veterans for long term careers.
If you haven't visited the Gallantfew.org website, please, I ask you on behalf of the seventeen Rangers I buried during my time in service 1992-1995, ask that you just donate one dollar for each of them.
$17.00 to honor the men who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, tell them Ranger Baer sent you.
Retired Honorably 90% disabled veteran of the 1st 75th Rangers 1992-1995 Bco 1st platoon. If you ever need someone to reach out to, look me up, don't hesitate to call, write, gripe, or send good news.
We all have been where you are about to walk. It takes a proud man to serve his country, honor his family, by risking his life; it takes a smart man, to swallow that pride, reach out for help, before taking yourself down a road, there is no coming back from.
You don't have to walk that road alone, we know, we've been there. Yes, everyone of us, truly understands. Let us teach you now how to move on.
Something I wrote in a letter home to my loved one in 1993 after we lost our Colonel, his RTO, 10 other soldiers that day, just in case I myself didn't survive;
"Live to honor those we lost, prove their sacrifice was worth the cost. Live to give children someone in this world, still left worth looking up to, when they get old. The men that gave their life today, lived better than any I have seen in life, if I shall meet an early grave, at least I can say I've lived today. "
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Helping me to make the most out of my benefits by leading me step by step through the arduous process of registering and becoming eligible for submitting for Government Contracts. This has opened up an entire job for me and for many veterans that will soon be working those contracts
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Get Bill Gates to donate enough to properly launch this organization to allow it to reach as many veterans as is possible.
How would you describe the help you got from this organization?
How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?
How do you feel you were treated by this organization?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
How did you find this group?
Referred by Ranger Tim Abell a close friend.
What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?
It got me working instead of playing video games wondering why I couldn't find a job to match my skillset. It is allowing me to do what I should have been doing 5 years ago but didn't have Gallantfew.org or Ranger Karl Monger to help me. Millions of veterans need this help I am so grateful and feel blessed had the chance to get one person that really directed me to what I could do to get work. It was always there, but without help we will never just find it on our own.