Incarcerated PTSD Veteran Please Write!

Discussion in 'Vietnam Memories Forum' started by widow again, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. widow again

    widow again New Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    I cannot go into much detail, as I am the victim. I am the victim in more ways than one - the man who stabbed me was not having a flashback, but was still in the Delta. He had been acting very strange for a month, and I reported it. (Don't worry, you wouldn't believe how cooperative the VA is being.)

    But three lives are ruined. Mine, my son's and his.

    The charge: Attempted Murder

    I cannot write him, if you do you cannot mention that his family cares. It violates the no contact order.

    But I want him swamped with letters of support. (He's not getting out; hell, I met with a defense attorney. But don't tell him that.)

    He needs to know you understand, as do I, that you never left Vietnam.

    Please send letters. Tell him stories, positive storeis about war buddies, etc. If you read a good book about the war, describe it to him.

    He loves historical texts - any era - if you have old books, send them to him. I want him to have as much as he can have of the life he had before...

    You can say this - "Me and God are Watching Scotty Grow" ~ he knows that's my way of saying my son, 15, who saved my life that night, and his stepson, ironically the son of another vet who died of a form of cancer still up for debate in regards to the Agent Orange Act.

    Please write to:
    Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center
    Richard T. Blaney
    Inmate Number 11068
    201 John Mark Dial Drive
    Columbia, South Carolina 29209

    And guys, please . . . if your wife or a friend (in this case both) tells you to get help, please go. Three lives are ruined because of his stubborn pride and another failure tnat I cannot go into.

    I have lost t:confused:wo husbands, but I can put flowers on the first one's grave - I doubt if I'll be able to ever see or speak to Rick again. And my son, he's struggling, but he's taking care of me right now. The child had to grow up when he was four. But he's an honors student and has never been in trouble - I couldn't be prouder. Keep us all in your prayers.

    Much love . . .
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012
  2. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Jax, Fl.
    Since I know someone will want to know, I've got this much from the site.

    OffenderID: 111068
    Last Name: BLANEY
    First Name: RICHARD
    Middle Name: THOMPSON
    Sex: Male
    Race: White
    DOB: 11/09/1946
    Hair: Grey
    Eyes: Blue
    Weight: 105
    Height: 71

    Warrant Code......Bond ....... Bond Type.........Offense/Description
    M986497.........100,000.00..... SB ........ Murder / Attempted Murder

  3. widow again

    widow again New Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    Thanks, Raven - and feel free to share this on any boards or in any groups you are in . . . you have no idea what kind of conflict I feel.

    But we all know, two people can exist in one body.

    Thank you so much . . .

    Love. :yikes:
  4. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    There but for the Grace of God go all of us

    Prayers to you and yours Ma'am
  5. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    Glendale Arizona
    What a task to be confronted with...! Jack, you commented as graciously and tactful as anyone of us could...I must go back and read this again to be able to sort out the mysteries about it all...Dear Lady, you have my sympathies and concerns for you must know that this is about all I can offer up at this time. Chief
  6. widow again

    widow again New Member

    Mar 16, 2012

    I underdstand - it's a tragedy, for all of us. We'll hang in there, my son and I. We have before, and we'll do it again.

    Much thanks!!!
  7. widow again

    widow again New Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    Thanks, all thoughts, prayers, etc. are comforting.

  8. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Please accept my condolences and prayers. God bless you all.
  9. widow again

    widow again New Member

    Mar 16, 2012
    Thanks Berto - we appreciate your support!
  10. whymememe

    whymememe Former Guest

    Oct 29, 2011
    FEMA Region IV
    Sorry for your loss. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
  11. Merrillks

    Merrillks New Member

    Aug 8, 2012
    I will contact him -- He was in my company in Nam. 27th Infantry Reg, Co D 1st Batt. Wolfhounds. Merrill
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