Equal Justice Foundation – Last Statement Of Retired Army Sergeant Thomas Ball

Statistics: 20% of all US suicides are Veterans

On average eighteen (18) veterans a day commit suicide. This is the testament of but one of them for an all too common reason

“The following is the final statement of Thomas Ball as posted in the Keene Sentinel on June 16, 2011. The 15-page statement is printed in full, except for two redacted items: The names of the man’s mother and his three children” – Dr. Charles Corry – Equal Justice Foundation – http://www.ejfi.org/DV/dv-44.htm#desperate

“…………we should remember the horror and the sacrifice of retired Army Sergeant Tom Ball made after battling with family court for ten years. 

We hear that now one soldier or Marine a day is committing suicide, and an average of 18 veterans a day kill themselves.

What we aren’t told is how many of these men have had their children and families destroyed in today’s grossly dysfunctional courts. When you take a man’s children, his home, and everything he has lived and worked for you leave him very little reason to live.

And as Sgt. Ball notes in his last statement an estimated 72 million men, women, and children have ended up homeless at some point in their lives as the result of domestic violence laws. But one is never told of the damage these laws do.

Rest in peace Sgt. Ball, we’ll man the ramparts against these enemies of freedom so long as we are able. ”  —  Dr. Charles Corry – Equal Justice Foundation –  http://www.ejfi.org/DV/dv-44.htm.
Directly related:

Dad leaves clues to his desperation – articles.boston.com/2011-07-10/


Please note 2 informational links:

U.S. Constitution Online – usconstitution.net/

The Complete List of Email Addresses and Fax Numbers for the U.S. Congress and Governors – conservativeusa.org/


Posted by:

Nathan M. Bickel



4 thoughts on “Equal Justice Foundation – Last Statement Of Retired Army Sergeant Thomas Ball

  1. akathesob says:

    WOW most excellent post Nathan. As heart wrenching as it was to go and read the entire letter I found it very informing as well as heart wrenching. Thank you for posting this… Karl

    1. Karl,

      Thanks for responding! Yes, it is very sad, but this story needs to be heard.

      1. akathesob says:

        Yes Nathan this was a hard story for me to read. But you are so right, this is a story that must be put out there. So many things come to mind that went wrong for this man all do to a small event over correcting his child. And the poor man’s wife reached out for help and then for a mental health person to tell his wife she had a choice to make. That was wrong so very wrong. And I do not even know where to begin on the court issue… Just unreal. And my family and friends can not understand why I have such little respect for our courts and so-called mental health officials. Anyway Great Post…

        1. Karl,

          Thanks again for your further comment. Perhaps, in the future you can share true stories like this with your reluctant family and friends. Your “little respect” (as you say) for our courts and the mental health experts is not without merit. Hopefully, in the near future I will post more material which illustrates how poorly run these are. I plan on posting some material about Paternity Fraud and also Gender bias. Keep a look-out for such material…..

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