LCpl Janos V Lutz Live To Tell Foundation

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LCpl Janos V Lutz Live To Tell Foundation 501(c)3 exists to support Military and First Responders

The LCpl Janos V Lutz Live To Tell Foundation 501(c)3 exists to support Military and First Responders. We build strong communities while creating preventative solutions to real life matters. Our mission is to improve the lives of Military and First Responders with supportive services, access to local resources, and building community. We do this by spreading awareness, advocating for change, facilitating community training, and implementing initiatives such as Lutz Buddy Up.

Military and First Responders join us for an evening of Food, Fun and Comradery.

Whether you FOUGHT out of country or PROTECTED us in country we share a common bond.

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Search for Lutz Buddy Up under the Health section on the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense's eBenefits National Resource Directory. Connecting Wounded Warriors, Service Members, Veterans, Their Families and Caregivers with Those Who Support Them.

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Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry is a database of information about Veterans and Servicemembers. The registry will help to monitor health conditions affecting eligible Veterans and Servicemembers. The data is used to improve VA programs to help Veterans and Servicemembers with deployment exposure concerns.


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LCpl Janos V Lutz PTS Memorial Wall

The Memorial Wall is to honor and remember those who served out of country in the United States Military and those who serve in country as Law Enforcement, Firefighter or EMT and died by suicide. All of these men and women lived with Post-Traumatic Stress, and because of a myriad of reasons, took their own life. We are not only honoring & remembering on this wall, we are also raising awareness and helping the loved ones left behind to heal and cope.

Douglas T Akers, 54

Officer Douglas T Akers Douglas T. Akers, age 54, of Van Buren, died Monday, December 31, 2018. He was born on March 9, 1964 in...
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Diego M Gonzales, 27

US Marine Staff Sergeant Diego M Gonzales, of Pecos, New Mexico. He was a graduate of Pecos High School and proudly served in the United...
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Coy Barnard, 28

Shared by Sergeant Barnard's wife, Kate: "My husband is from everywhere. He called Colorado home, though. He served 3 deployments and several duty stations during...
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#IwasLutz, providing a voice for veterans, advocating for VA reform and implementing solutions for real-life matters. Tell us your story below and help spread the word by using the hashtag #IwasLutz. We know there are many stories of VA failures. Veterans, we need you to tell us your experiences with the VA. We want to hear your story. Family members, if you have lost your veteran, we want to hear their story also. We need your voices to be heard to make change!

Sgt John Toombs #IwasLutz

When my son John Toombs took his life at the Alvin C York Va, in November 2016, he was currently on 6 different medications that had the warning of possible suicidal side effects. When he first started these medications 2 months prior, he complained about the “pink fog”, that left...
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Kenneth Sampson #IWasLutz

For My Miami VA Psychotherapist The crowning achievement of my life was to kill 3000 of my country's enemy in the Vietnam War as a bombardier in the B-52 Stratofortress. That was the achievement for which my birth and all my life's accumulation of energy. discipline and education was intended....
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William Draughon #IWasLutz

Kansas City Judge Finds VA's Negligence Led To Iraq Veteran's Suicide By DAN MARGOLIES • MAR 7, 2018 Corporal William Draughon in his Marine Corps Blue Dress uniform. DONALD AND LAURIE DRAUGHON After a seven-month deployment in 2004 in Iraq as a squad leader and gunner, Cpl. William P. Draughon received a citation...
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