Last month Everything South City shared information searching for a soldier missing out of Idaho who had local family and friends, including those of the Coastside Military Moms. We had an amazing outpouring of locals helping to get the word out during the search. With a deep sadness we learned PFC. Erik Jorgensen had been found dead, the young man had taken his own life. Many of us felt at such a loss when we learned the devastating news.
Debbie Bolton Smyser, of Coastside Military Moms, has shared with us an action we can take to help honor the memory, and service of PFC. Erik Jorgensen, affectionately known as Jordi. Smyser tells us, “Several local military moms have now signed up for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Community Walk on September 22nd. We are walking in memory of PFC. Erik Jorgensen one of our own who was recently lost to suicide. Please donate to our group “Jorgi’s Angels” in honor, and in memory, of a very special friend and solider. ‘
Please check on the link HERE to offer your support knowing every few dollars help.
A little known fact – did you know over 350 soldiers took their own lives last year and it is estimated 22 Vets commit suicide a day? We need to bring suicide out of the darkness and into the light. It hurts us all.
Rest in peace Jordi.