There is so much violence happening in the world I want to make sure a special group knows we have not forgotten about them… the women who live in battering, violent relationships.
We have not forgotten your day to day struggle trying not to be beaten, injured or murdered. We know your children are in harm’s way and live in fear.
You continue to be important to the police, hospital staff and shelter staff in your communities. Everyone of you is vital. We are still here for you and will always be here for you. Use your Hotlines, talk to your counselors and remember that it is a crime for anyone to hit anyone else. This is a form of domestic terrorism. Some states are looking at passing laws that would make it a crime for anyone, of either sex, to own a gun once they have been found guilty of Domestic Violence.
It is hard to understand how a soldier who saved the lives of women and children in the Middle East could come home and beat his own family or kill them; but it happens. We haven’t been there and lived through what they have had to. So contact some one at the base and tell them what is happening and they can help you get the specific help your abuser needs.
Never stay in an abusive relationship for any reason. It isn’t your fault. If his boxer shorts came out of the wash pink and you end up with a black eye, get out. Yeah, you might still love him. He may tell you he is sorry and feel sorry for that moment of time but he isn’t capable of really loving anyone. If you stay, at some point, you will have been hurt enough that you might pick up his gun and shoot him before he kills you.
It is better to live without this twisted sort of love, than for your children to have watched him put roses on your casket. He will teach them that you deserved what he did and they will grow up to resent you. Living in a shelter is a new start and a grave is the end of this earth plane.
Published July 18, 2016 on Foxnews.com
Jason Earl Armstrong Jr. and surveillance video of Armstrong on July 1, 2016. (FBI)
The FBI is hunting a man wanted in the killing of his wife, a Fort Bragg soldier.
The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 27-year-old Jason Earl Armstrong Jr., Fox 11 Los Angeles reported Saturday.
A federal warrant charges him with killing Iris Armstrong in the couple’s Fort Bragg home in North Carolina July 1.
She had been stabbed and beaten, the station reported.
The FBI said Armstrong was captured on a surveillance video using his wife’s debit card shortly after the murder, the station reported.
He has ties to South Carolina; Atlanta; New Orleans; Amarillo, Texas; Phoenix and Los Angeles.
Iris Armstrong was a human resources specialist assigned to the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade, the Fayetteville Observer reported. She joined the Army in 2012.
The couple’s two children are safe, according to the FBI.
Lt. Col. Jeremy St. Laurent, commander of the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, told the Observer Iris Armstrong was an outstanding soldier and well-liked.
“Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to her family, friends and loved ones during this very difficult time,” he said.