Saturday, June 25, 2011

Please Help Find This Missing Hero - JASON TODD GALT

*Update* Jason has been FOUND!  Full details in this blog post: http://blog.familyofavet.com/2011/07/jaosn-todd-galt-has-been-found.html

Please help find Jason Todd Galt.  Look closely at the photos.  If you have any contacts near Colorado Springs, CO (the last place he was sighted) please pass this information along to them. 

Here, also, is a printable flier that you can download and save, print, e-mail, etc. - http://familyofavet.com/jason_todd_galt_flier.pdf

As we approach National PTSD Awareness Day on June 27th, this story drives home the reason we must each do our part to increase awareness and resources for our nation's heroes.  NO VETERAN should be left without adequate care... care that continues, no matter what, until the hero can be safely helped to re-begin life on his or her own.

Here are the details from his very concerned mother.  Please, please, PLEASE do everything you can to help her locate her son.  He's in trouble!  And it's to our own shame if any of us turn our backs and don't help in every way we can think of!!

My son is an Iraq War vet who received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained when his tank was blown up. He is suffering from PTSD and bipolar disorder. The army discharged him without helping him in September 2010. No one in our family has seen or heard from him since then. He has been reported missing to the Colorado Springs police, but we have heard nothing. Twice before Jason went missing I went out to CO (I live in WV) to try to get Jason some help. He was so paranoid that he could not get out of his apartment on his own. I took him to Ft. Carson and they put him in the hospital for 2 months. When he got out of the hospital he wasn't doing any better and they discharged him without any further help. From there he went missing. I was told a couple times that he was seen at a soup kitchen there in Colorado Springs.  I hired a private investigator but they nor the police have really been very helpful in finding him. God bless you! If you recognize his face and may possibly know where he is, please contact his family at 304-377-1306. Thank you and God bless you!

Victoria Hensley
P. O. Box 26
Ravenswood, WV 26164
304-377-1306
hensley0825 -at- yahoo.com

Jason Todd Galt

Jason receiving his Purple Heart.

Jason recovering in Iraq.
 

34 comments:

  1. Blessed is he who has helped to make this Country great now let's hope that we Americans can help him in his time of need.

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  2. i have plenty of friends still stationed there and live there I will do my best to try to get in contact with him, I know what he must be going through, I have had my own exps in the sand and I knew exactly how to lock myself inside. I will do everything I can cause my own family doesn't understand and doesn't care where I'm at, so in return my heart hurts and WE WILL FIND J.TODD!!!


    John Patrick Kennelly find me on FB or email me at jpkennelly@hotmail.com

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  3. Sondra - I hope so, too. I hope and pray that each person takes a few minutes to care and forward the information on to others. If we each do that, we can find him.

    John - I just sent you a FB friend request. I'm also going to forward your comment to Jason's mom. Thanks SOOO much for your offer to help. If there's anything we can help you with (including helping you educate your family) please don't hesitate to ask.

    Thanks,
    Brannan

    Brannan Vines
    Proud wife of an OIF Veteran
    Founder of FamilyOfaVet.com - an organization dedicated to helping heroes and their loved ones survive and thrive after combat with real world info about PTSD, TBI, and more!

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  4. I have posted this to my fb page, a group page, & have emailed the link to another fb page so the moderators can post it to the page. I will keep your family in my thoughts.

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  5. Thank you, Laura, for helping to spread the word!!

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  6. Please make sure when you filed the Missing Persons report it went into the national databases.

    Try private organizations like http://www.lbth.org/ncma/content.php?webid=register

    and government databases like http://www.namus.gov/

    Our thoughts are with you and your loved one.

    KC

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  7. Thanks, KC. I just forwarded those recommendations on to his mom. Thanks for taking time to read and give advice!!

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  8. Just spread the word on FB and e-mailed to my contacts! I will keep your son and your family in our prayers!

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  9. I live here in the Springs. I too will keep my eyes open. I know the pain you feel. I am legally separated from my husband because of his PTSD (at his request, not mine) and I haven't heard from him in a month. It tears you up inside. You have my prayers.

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  10. Praying Hero-Jason is found SOON and given the help he so richly deserves.

    Jason,
    You MATTER and we're lifting you up.

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  11. I too am the mom of a combat vet and know the agony of wanting to ease our sons sufferings. I can only imagine the pain you are going through not knowing where your son is. I live in the Springs and will make it my mission to drive around with Jason's picture and your contact info looking out for him. I will repost and print your fliers as well. He WILL return to you!!

    You can find me on Facebook/LeAnn Linn Ladwig

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  12. Thanks Tania, Anonymous, and LeAnn. I've forwarded your comments on to his mom. Your support means a lot!!

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  13. Hi! My name is Jenny, I am the wife of and NCO stationed here at Ft. Carson. We live in Colorado Springs... If there is ANYTHING we can do, we are more than willing to try and help... (if we knew the name of the soup kitchen) we could go by and see if we saw him there... etc? has anyone posted the flyer here? Let us know! You and your son are in our prayers!!!

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  14. Thanks, Jenny! I just forwarded your message to his mom. If you can help get fliers out in Colorado Springs that would be great. I know a few have contacted to say that they would, but there really can't be too many!

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  15. Hey Jenny, here are some places to check downtown. Marian House soup kitchen, Monument Valley Park and Acacia Park are some gathering places for our displaced folks in the Springs. Maybe we should get the info out to the VA clinic and the local DAV chapter?

    LeAnn

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  16. LeAnn - that would be perfect. I think his mom is at the end of her rope. Anything you can do to help would be so incredibly appreciated!

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  17. I will check the soup kitchens here near Ft. Campbell ( both on TN & KY side). I will also print these flyers and post them here and there. Last, but certainly not least, I will pray for him & hope that my nack for good luck comes through. As the spouse if a severely Wounded Warrior, know that I will help in my area. You never know where he could be, someone here might find him or travel to a place & find him. What could we conversate with him about to capture his interest in hanging around? What is his unit & what does it have experience with? What does he like or like to do?

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  18. My prayers and best wishes go out for him and all people close enough to make a diff! He deserves REAL help. This story broke my heart and brought tears to my eyes, such a tragic story with hope for a happy ending. I wish that I could do more.

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  19. Here's what Jason's mom said about things you could talk to him about -

    "Jason had told me at one time that he would like to help young people overcome their addictions and other problems someday. As far as music, he seemed to like the alternative stuff real well. Jason drove a Bradley and was in Cav in Iraq and then when he came home he had some schooling in computer technology before going to Ft. Carson."

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  20. Fort Campbell WOunded Warrior here. i can talk a lot aboit helping soldiers recover from addiction because that is what I do for a living. i can talk a lot about thr other stuff as well. Thanks fot the info.

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  21. i meant Wounded Warrior Wife.

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  22. Hi guys! I will start keeping an eye out around the Soup kitchen and especially Acacia Park. I live close to these areas! Also, my husband and I will take the weekend and sit out by the park, and downtown for a few hours and see if we see him! You are correct LeeAnn, lots of our displaced folks are in this area, especially during the weekend, at night time! We will make it a point to do this at least one night on the weekend, as we do not have children, and can make the time. Also I will try to get some fliers out, this week! One more thing, is there a FaceBook page about this? That would be a way to also help get the word out as well as stay in touch with each other? Does anyone know?

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  23. Jenny -

    That's great!! I don't think there is a FB page yet. His mom says she has a hard time with computer-related stuff. I'll ask her if it's okay and then maybe someone can start one for her. You're right, it would be a GREAT idea!

    Thanks!!

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  24. There actually is a FB page! I just found out! I just did a search for Jason Galt and it came up! I think it is his Mother who is doing the FB page!

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  25. I just did the same thing... we definitely need to help her get the word out, though. It has NO "likes". Here the page link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jason-Galt/204893792888025

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  26. Yes we do! What about making a video to post on Youtube and other sites? Like a video with his pictures, info, music etc.. Can you find out if it is okay to use the photos as well as the flier and info from here and the FB page to make a video? I could do that... if she would like for me to!

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  27. Just posted it to my page too.

    I sure hope he can be found.

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  28. Gonna have my son,who works downtown in a restaurant bar, keep a lookout too. Late nights, you never know. Jason's mom, keep the faith, we will blanket this town with searchers, love and hope!

    LeAnn

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  29. Jenny - I sent a question to his mom about the video.

    thatsit & LeAnn - Thanks for your help!

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  30. Consider putting this out nationally. Those who are able to move around do. He could be in another state. I'll try to put you in touch with a mother who has a son who has been "ramblin'" for a number of years. Blessings, dear.

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  31. As a mother of a bi-polar son who no longer stays in contact with family, my heart goes out to you. I sincerely hope you hear from him soon. Hugs from Australia.

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