Repost of original from 1 Dec. 2016 (two weeks ago) – see updates below – Hundreds Of Veterans “Self-Deploy” To Standing Rock To Defend Protesters.


1 Dec. 2016

Hello Everyone,…

I just donated to this imminent challenge and trust that many of you will choose to support in some capacity.

Below you will find my statement that I posted when I donated to help provide logistical aid a few minutes ago:

“Duty Honor Country”
(A portion Of The Oath That We All Take Upon Entry Into Military Service)

Native Americans have served the United States of America with Dignity, Honor and most notably as “Code Talkers” During WWII.
The Native American soldiers used their language as an [inextricable tool] that successfully aided military operations within combat theatre and otherwise.

Native Americans continue to serve the United States of America with Dignity & Honor within the military, their / our communities and as employers of various capacities.

Duty Honor Veteran-

It is incumbent upon the United States Government, Department of Veterans Affairs and each Citizen (especially Descendants of original pilgrims) of this Great Country,… to Respect with [full] [benefits] [due] Native American Tribal Lands and Communities.
Furthermore,…refrain from imminent additional harm(Physical or Mental),…obvious or latent,…. that have already been [historically] inflicted in numerous manners,… with incalculable and sustained detriment to Individuals, Tribes & Lands.

Howard Lovely, Jr.

(USAF Retired); (Gulf War Veteran / Non-combat)



Veterans ask for Forgiveness at Standing Rock:



This message was posted by Wesley Clark on gofundme campaign home page 3 days ago.

UPDATE as of 9 December 2016:

We are still hard at work getting all of the vets out of ND before the next blizzard hits.

I’m extremely proud to say that we ended up bringing upwards of 4,000 veterans to Standing Rock to fight the pipeline. That’s double what we accounted for, but thanks to the tireless work and creativity of our volunteers, we were able to accommodate them and ensure that the everybody was fed, sheltered and kept safe in the storm.

Rest assured, your donations have been put to good use. We’ve bought countless supplies, winter gear, hotel rooms, trains, planes, automobile rentals and much more to help the vets make the journey and stay safe. I say countless because we are still actively buying these things as we speak.

A lot of people are asking what we’ll do with the remainder after the vets’ expenses are paid out. At this point, we’re not sure that we’ll have any left over. Here’s the math we’re dealing with right now.

–5% GoFundMe fees
–3% WePay fees
/ 4.5k veterans =
$245 person

If we find ourselves in the unlikely situation of having extra funds once that’s all handled, we’ll decide what to do with it and let you all know immediately.

Once we are sure everyone is home safe and covered, we move on to the next phase, which includes pulling out all the receipts and running the numbers. At that point, we will be able to break down exactly how the donation money was spent and where.

In the meantime, please be patient. We read all of your emails and messages, but we have to prioritize our vets and getting them home.

Thank you, every single one of you, for being a part of this movement. This has been a life-changing experience for everybody involved and we plan to keep fighting for you as long as we have to


UPDATES as of 3 December 2016:


We are asking that all donations for Veterans Stand for Standing Rock now go via SquareCash on our handle $VeteranStand. SquareCash allows for instant access to funds and isn’t charging us the fees or the banking delays of GoFundMe. The movement is THIS WEEKEND, and we need cash on hand to accomplish the mission. Please help us Stand In Solidarity with the Standing Rock tribes, Thank You For All Your Support!$VeteranStand



LINK: gofundme campaign
Our veterans are mobilizing en masse to protest the Dakota Pipeline.



4 Responses to “Repost of original from 1 Dec. 2016 (two weeks ago) – see updates below – Hundreds Of Veterans “Self-Deploy” To Standing Rock To Defend Protesters.”

  1. Wendy Beveridge said

    Thank you Howard. I have contributed too.

  2. Wendy Beveridge said

    Thank you Howard. i have contributed as well.

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