2 thoughts on “Soldier’s Heart

  1. By accident I came across a video of Jacob George singing “Soldier’s Heart”, and wanting to find out more about his music I searched for more information. After hearing his song, it shook me to come across the following news:

    Jacob George, Hillbilly Storyteller, Survives 3 Tours in Afghanistan But Not His Road Back Home

    Jacob George described himself as a “hillbilly storyteller.” He told the most beautiful tales as he softly strummed his banjo, tapped his bare foot on the ground, and let his long hair brush his smiling face. He was the last person most of us thought would become one of the 22 veterans each day who commit suicide.

    Maybe the thought that it would never be him is part of why the veterans’ community who knew Jacob is grieving so hard right now. But the reality is that deep down, Jacob carried the wounds of war that so many of us bear after experiencing combat. On September 17, 2014, Jacob, just 32 years old, took his own life. It was not an act of cowardice or selfishness on his part, but a failing on ours. We failed Jacob as a community of veterans and a country as a whole.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoff-millard/jacob-george-hillbilly-st_b_6030246.html

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