This is my brother, Eric. Right now he’s serving in the Air Force, in Japan. He’s a sweet guy. He likes music, he likes goofing off.
This is us when we were 12 and 13(he’s younger than I am)
Him with his guitar in tech school.
A few years back he got a girl pregnant, and did what he assumed was the right thing. He loved her, and married her.
Handsome guy, isn’t he? He looks like our grand father.
He went in to the military to provide for her, and their daughter, Amelia. He loves that little girl to death. Our house is covered in photos of them.
His wife broke his heart, demanding a divorce for a bullshit reason, which I’m told I can’t put in public without causing potential problems. Let’s just say my reasons for hating this woman are long and littered with violence, sex-manipulation, wasting my money, nearly killing various members of my family and THIS.
Today my mother went to pick up his divorce papers so she could ship them out to him in Japan.
What she found is yet another reason for my loathing of his wife.
Katie set a court date and didn’t serve Eric. This is illegal, but there is nothing that can be done, since the date is September 4th.
My mother is not a lawyer, therefor cannot represent him.
We cannot afford a lawyer for him, and he himself cannot afford one, either.
I am here begging you, the people of tumblr, to help out a kind, intelligent, SCREWED OVER serviceman finish his divorce without getting beaten out by this horrid woman.
I’m dropping all thought of going to con for this. I give up. We need to raise $1500 dollars by the end of this week in order for him to get a lawyer to serve him for this.
My brother isn’t even in the states right now. He has two more years over there before he can come home.
I will draw whatever you want for this, save porn. I can’t draw porn. If you can help me out, please contact me via ask or email, (email@example.com)
Signal boosting the hell out of this!
If there is anyone who can help monetarily or with legal advice, PLEASE, PLEASE help out!
i hope you guys resolve this issue!!!
“I joined the military because I wanted to serve my country. I served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines for over three years. In that time I was raped twice and sexually assaulted another two times.
The first time it happened I was serving abroad in Afghanistan. After that first incident I was assaulted three other times over the course of three years. It came to happen so often that I assumed it was normal and that it must happen to everyone. I never received any training on how to deal with sexual assault in the military- I didnt even know how to report it.
When I finally decided to report the sexual assaults I was led through a maze of questions and excuses and I was even discouraged from reporting the crimes. In the end, instead of getting justice I was ostracized and humiliated.
I learned that there is currently no national military sex offender registry and that offenders are not required to disclose their crimes on their discharge papers. A sex offender registration for convicted for military personal would help to address the impunity that surrounds rape within rape the military. Most veterans are honorable men and women who have served our country, but there are some who have committed serious crimes like rape and sexual assault during their service and the military has a responsibility to disclose that information for the sake of the public good.
When asked why sex offenders do not have to disclose on their discharge papers, some of the responses I was given were 1) It will take too long to create a national database or 2) the military is going green and it takes too much paper to add an extra check box to discharge papers.
This is part of a larger issue of rape within the military. Some estimates reveal that more than 1/3 of women in the armed services are raped during their service. If you serve in the US military and you rape or sexually assault a fellow service member you have an 86.5% chance of keeping the crime a secret and a 92% chance of avoiding court martial.
Join me in asking the Department of Defense to create a national database for sex offenders.”
So I received this in an e-mail today and my mouth was basically gaping open, would any of my followers mind signing the petition?
First attempt at the military bun. (After a workout too)