My Mothers Child

My Mothers Child was born on 3 September 1959 at Oregon Health Science University. Due to the fact My Mother's Child was born out of wedlock he was deemed by the State of Oregon to be a Juvenile Delinquent the day he was born.

In November of 1961 My Mothers Child was taken to GITMO Cuba without proper legal documentation by his stepfather who was an active duty member with the United States Department of the Navy.

A short time after arriving at GITMO, Child had his pinky fingers broken by his stepfather because he accidently shut the back sliding door on stepfathers son.

On 22 October 1962 My Mothers Child was evacuated from GITMO along with 1702 others due to the tensions of the Cuban Missile Crises. History has shown that the situation was handled superbly by John F Kennedy, who was advised by Dwight D Eisenhower on effective military strategy.

The government released to the press that all paperwork was in order for evacuees heading to Norfolk Virginia. However, this was not accurate due to the fact at least three individuals did not have proper documentation to be at GITMO, as this Mothers Child was one of the evacuees.

According to Naval documents released to the public a small baptist church in Texas gathered winter jackets for the children to stay warm while spending time in Norfolk Virginia.

After the international crisis was over My Mothers Child was sent back to GITMO with other evacuees and remained there until early November 1963.

The Cuban Missile Crises caused My Mothers Child to suck his thumb at the age of three. Child was constantly whipped for this action until at five years old Child was beaten so bad on the back of his legs and back was severely bruised by the metal end of a US Navy dress belt.

From the age of five to ten years of age My Mothers Child endured numerous abuses from his stepfather, including, but not limited to:
  • Numerous beatings that left black, blue and red bruises
  • Stepfather stabbed My Mother's Child with a fork in his left arm (the same arm he was later to be bayoneted while serving in the military)
  • Had a bottle of Tabasco poured down his throat while being held down in a chair
  • At eight years old Child was locked and chained by his stepfather to a metal bed because he wanted to Tricker Treat on Halloween
  • On My Mother's Child's 10th birthday (1969) he received a severe head wound by his stepfather which was treated at the Port Hueneme Naval Base in Port Hueneme California
From the age of 10 onward My Mother's Child was sent to foster homes, juvenile halls, reform schools and even a labor camp for kids run by the State of Oregon.

At 12 years old and weighing less than 70 pounds, My Mother's Child put down an armed guard three times his size at the Ventura County Juvenile Facility in Ventura California.

At 13 years of age My Mother's Child was sent to MacLaren School for Boys (Woodburn Oregon) for skipping school.

At 14 years of age My Mother's Child escapes from Tillamook Work Camp (Tillamook Oregon) where he made the decision to save two other escapes or spend time in solitary confinement. My Mother's Child choose confinement.

Six months after escaping My Mother's Child was sent to the Double T Boys Ranch in Bend Oregon.

After arriving at boys ranch, My Mother's Child became map reader and one of the last teenage firefighters in the State of Oregon.

When My Mother's Child was 15 years old the State of Oregon sent him back to a abusive home situation, whereby an assault is still on record in Crook County Oregon.

In the summer of 76 My Mother's Child ran a jackhammer for the Deschutes County Parks and Recreation Department.

Not lasting long in Crook County, My Mother's Child went back to the Double T Boys Ranch, when now as a Teenager, My Mother's Child worked as a night counselor, until the time he entered Military Service.

I am My Mother's Child . . .

Robert Garcia, Iraq Combat Medic oversaw the creation of this document

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